Community Libraries Network were pleased to have an invite to attend the Convention of the North – hosted by West Yorkshire Metro Mayor Tracy Brabin in Leeds on Friday March 1st 2024. The event is a collaboration between all Metro Mayors across the north and keynote speakers included Michael Gove – Minister for Levelling Up and Angela Raynor – shadow Minister for levelling up.

A ‘Manifesto for the North’ was created at the event and we are continuing discussions to see how CML’s in the North can be involved in engaging with local people about what it is trying to achieve.
It is great to have the CML Network involved in these discussions – If you would like to be involved in the future or share your thoughts, please contact Paul Kelly: paul.kelly@communitylibrariesnetwork.org.