Trustees from Kinghorn Library Renewed were last night showcasing some of what we’ve been getting up to with the library as part of the parent’s evening at Kinghorn Primary School.
Catherine set up a stall (see above) that was very creatively put together and some very positive conversations were had about future fund-raising and engaging children in reading activities.
Part of these conversations were on the non-progress of ‘lease’ negotiations.
It’s not a ‘lease’ council people, it’s a license to occupy: we’re voluntarily taking over the running of a service – using our own money and whatever we raise through charitable activity – to replace what you withdrew and for which you invited project plans for ‘Alternative Service Provision’ (your words, not ours). The withdrawal of funding for our library was not an excuse to tax us twice by trying to force us to assume responsibility for a publicly-owned Category-B listed building including paying you for insurance premiums the cost of which have already been met through the notices on increases in local taxes that dropped through our letterboxes this week.
To find out more about this – and other things achieved so far – parents can speak to one of our trustees at the next parent’s evening on Tuesday 21 March.