I have commissioned a blue plaque to commemorate the closure of Friern Barnet by the Leader of Barnet Council on the 5th April 2012. I will be arranging a ceremony to erect the Plaque on the side of the Library and will be inviting all of Barnet's Councillors down to attend the ceremony. Here is the design.
You may say "There is no way that Barnet Council will allow such a plaque to be erected on the side of the Library building". If that is the case, it means that Councillor Richard Cornelius is not proud of his policy of Library closure and doesn't want anyone to know that as Leader, he is ultimately responsible. Well Richard, I am sorry. The days of hiding are gone. If you make a decision which affects the community, you should be able to be proud of it and not be afraid of people knowing about it.
I can see no possible objection to the Blue Plaque. It will be tasteful, it will be in keeping with the street scene and it will commemorate the passing of a well loved institution. What worse criminal damage can there be to a library than to shut it.
Whatever happens. I will announce the date of the Plaque laying ceremony and I will turn up with my blue plaque, the cameras and whoever happens to care. Let us see if our local Councillors have the guts to account to their community and turn up.