Following theft of copper roof of the building on Norwood High Street that houses West Norwood library and Nettlefold Hall repairs are underway. Securing the site and erection of scaffolding is the first stage. The original roof has ordinary chipboard immediately under the copper covering . The exposed chipboard has crumbled making access to the roof difficult & unsafe. Scaffolding is required both inside and outside.
Once the roof is watertight again work will be needed to restore the electrics in the building. Lambeth council is keen to re-open West Norwood library as soon as possible.
In the meantime arrangements are being made to open alternative library services at The Lambeth Resource Centre, 1 Parkhall Road SE21 8EH (at the east end of Robson Road) . An opening date for the temporary library will be announced shortly.