Emma’s story

Robert Jeyes Library, Chadwell Heath

I would like to voice my concerns about this library being on the list for possible closure. Firstly, the staff are so helpful and knowledgeable and work hard for not very much.

Secondly, this lovely library has been a vital community resource for me in my time of living in Chadwell Heath.  As a tax payer including (council tax!) I have used this resource a lot when I had my baby and took him in the early years to the Toy Library and mother/toddler groups.  My son now six adores getting books to read and we have read
hundreds which I know has provided a foundation for his love of learning and discovery.  I have also been able to read books invaluable to me with all aspects of busy life in the twentieth century which is full of change and often uncertainty.

I also used this resource when I had employment dilemmas after having my child and was so grateful for internet access when I could not afford it in my home in the past.  As I mentioned about being a tax payer – working full time makes it difficult to find time to do many other things and I do not use many other community resources so I would be very disappointed if it closes as I pay my taxes for this!!

Lastly, I think it is unacceptable to expect residents to travel to the Heathway to access a library.  Chadwell Heath residents do not have hardly any of the council resources in our vicinity and I wish to protest against any closure.

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