Update on Community Managed Libraries
Community Links Bromley (CLB) is pleased to provide an information update regarding Community Managed Libraries.
These services are currently run by Bromley Council. The Council has been seeking an external provider to both run and extend the services of these libraries (the six smallest community libraries in the borough) and has undertaken this through a formal tendering process.
CLB has until recently been one of several possible organisations involved in this process. In the past few weeks, the Council has decided to offer CLB ‘preferred bidder status’. This does not mean that the Council or CLB’s Board has formally decided that the management of libraries will change. There is no legal contract and certainly no decision as yet on this. CLB staff will be working with the Council over coming months and, in due course, both parties will consider their position on this important community project.
This is an important project aimed at improving facilities in the Bromley and we welcome contributions from interested parties. Already we know that there are people who would love to assist in enabling these small Libraries to remain and play a greater part in community life, while retaining their core activity of extending knowledge and pleasure through reading.
Volunteer Awards Ceremony 2015
Over 100 local people came together on the 4th June 2015 to celebrate Community Links Bromley’s eighth Annual Volunteer Awards ceremony, held at Bromley Central Library. The event celebrated volunteering and voluntary activity by recognising the valuable input volunteers make to their local communities.
Over 25 people received awards from nine categories in recognition of their contributions. The categories included Supporting the Work of an Organisation, Trustee Award, Supporting an Individual, Making it Happen, Outstanding Contribution, Supporting a Community, Young People, Team of Volunteers and Volunteer Manager.
Welcome to Community Links Bromley (CLB)
Welcome to the new website of Community Links Bromley (CLB). This website is always being updated, so if there is anything you cannot find, please email Alexandra.
We are a membership organisation that supports, develops and promotes the voluntary sector in the London borough of Bromley. We provide free advice and guidance to local organisations on issues from finance and fundraising to HR and governance. We provide a detailed training and development programme and we are able to provide tailor made support including a number of chargeable services including training courses.