Stop Cornwall Council changing Redruth Library into flats and/or tearing it down!

Stop Cornwall Council changing Redruth Library into flats and/or tearing it down!

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Lee Collins started this petition to cornwall council

Redruth library, designed by local architect James Hicks and funded by Passmore Edwards was built in 1894. With its prominent castellated tower it is a fine monument to Victorian philanthropy. The free library is a prominent historical asset situated on the outskirts of the main town on Clinton Road.

We, Redruth's local community and those interested in Cornwall's architectural heritage petition Cornwall Council against the proposed tearing down of the building to make way for modern flats as outlined in the pre-planning application ref. PA19/02485/PREAPP made on the 24th of September 2019. Not only this, we petition Cornwall Council to refrain from turning the existing building into flats and offices, but instead turn the building over to the local community for its own use. 

Redruth has lost many historical buildings to commercial ventures that does not benefit the local community as a whole. Many churches and other buildings erected during Redruth's prosperous years in the 19th Century have been turned into flats and other accomodation. Segregating the buildings for accomodation destroys the historical fabric of those buildings forever. Historical internal fitments and architecture are removed and hidden from view during these "renovations".

We do not wish this to happen to the unique Passmore Edwards building and wish the building to be restored back to it's original glory and for the local people of Redruth to be able to enjoy it for many decades to come.

Sign this petition today and help us - the locals, take back our heritage instead of it being controlled by those in the Duchy's greedy capital.

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