Barnet's library service is sure to be threatened as a result of the council's "Strategic Library Review", launching - though probably not where residents might notice it - soon.
Roger Tichborne has launched a wonderful pre-emptive defence of the libraries. He starts this Saturday (tomorrow, 25 September) on Mill Hill Broadway. He is inviting residents to visit him on a stall between 10am and 12 noon. You are invited to bring a book to donate to councillor Robert Rams, who is heading the library review.
Mr Rams has suggested that library books will be available in more places than ever, once the review has finished, including, for example, Starbucks. If that's Rams' proposed alternative to picking books up in a library, we are right to be alarmed.
Please get along to Rog's stall if you are in the area. This is just the start of the campaign, but it's a good place to start!
P.S. I am scouring my bookcases now for titles that I think Rams will benefit from reading, or that I cannot be bothered to. Here's a good one.