Clearly, many people were shocked. Immediately various people involved in the campaign to keep the library started working on a plan to try and fight back. I received this email last night.
This is what I sent out to the SFBLG members just now:
It is with great regret and sadness that our hope to keep our much loved library open was ignored tonight at a vote on the libraries strategy by the Cabinet of Barnet council. And despite over a year of us speaking up loud and clear to keep it open, our voices fell on deaf ears and cabinet swiftly voted it through to close. It was agreed by local residents to meet outside FBL at 3pm to say goodbye, when it's doors will close at 4pm. Please join us if you can make the time tomorrow at 3pm All the best,