• Petitioned Sheffield City Council

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Sheffield City Council

Save Sheffield Libraries

    1. Petition by

      Walkley Against Library Closures

Sheffield council wants to pass on millions of pounds worth of government funding cuts to the people of Sheffield. The council admits that this will have a serious negative impact on the public services we all rely on. In order to make these savings they claim that 14 of the city’s 27 community libraries will either have to close, be taken over by private companies or run by voluntary organisations.

We, the undersigned, recognise the vital service our library provides to our community. We believe this service can only be provided by a publicly funded and controlled library with paid, professional staff. We demand that the council maintains funding for all 27 community libraries so that nobody in our city is deprived of the essential services that publicly run libraries with trained staff can provide.

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    • Mary Barrett SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      For those with limited access to resources, it can be a lifeline; how much do we rate lifelong learning in this city? It is severely shortsighted not to.

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    • Lucy Watkins SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      Local and convenient with access to a great resource and community

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    • sally moore SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      My young boys would not love reading so much if it wasn't for me taking them to the library each week from them being babies.

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    • Christine Brogden SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      Libraries are important to all ages and in times of austerity , they become even more important to the local community.

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    • carrie hayward SHEGFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      Education is important and libarys help so many people especially when money is so tight. Children love to explore all the different books.

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