March 29, 2010
Brighton Jubilee Library
This is from Mr Thomas Crapper in Brighton
Is there a campaign group for the Brighton Jubilee library? After the library was given over yesterday for an ear-splitting performance by a drum and bass group, there needs to be one. People who complained about the noise were told it was council policy and there was nothing the staff could do
(I have an email address for this gentleman)
Posted by Perkins at March 29, 2010 10:04 AM
Thanks. I've asked about this over on audiences UK too. No reply, so far
Posted by: Thomas Crapper at March 29, 2010 3:46 PM
Last autumn, when I asked a Public Question of Brighton and Hove Council's "culture" Councillor, David Smith, about the stocking and staffing of music libraries in Hove and Brighton, I referred to the excellent one in Westminster as an ideal.
Rather than engage with this subject, the Councillor has caused widespread comment, which continues through the Election, by declaring that he wished this were two hundred years ago so that he could challenge me to a duel, one which, moreover, he claimed that he would win.
With such people in charge of libraries, residents are surely right to despair. It is clear that there are no means of engaging in meaningful discussion about a service which plays such a part in so many lives.
Posted by: Christopher Hawtree at March 30, 2010 12:06 PM
Have you seen the picture of Councillor Smith on http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/index.cfm?request=c1188254#?
A very pretty spotted blouse. Very Brighton
Posted by: Thomas Crapper at March 30, 2010 12:50 PM
A remarkable photograph. It could explain a lot.
Meanwhile, whether in dress or a jacket, would Cllr Smith could find these garments torn to shreds if he decided to enact another "initiative": that is, to arrive at a drum 'n' bass club one night, have the plug pulled from the instruments and then declare that for the next hour all such activities would be replaced by a reading session?
Absurd, of course, but as logical as his other rave.
Posted by: Christopher Hawtree at March 30, 2010 5:39 PM