Save our Libraries

Petition Closed

Save our Libraries

This petition had 300 supporters

NPT UNISON started this petition to Our Councillors and

S.O.S - SAVE OUR SERVICES

Libraries are at the very heart of our communities.

At present the Council  is proposing to close the libraries in
Baglan and Skewen plus the Mobile Library Service and Cefn Coed Museum.
The final decision to do this falls to our elected Councillors.

We need to stop this as it just isn't right.

Our local libraries are used daily by many residents for far more than just
the traditional book borrowing service. Closing these local libraries  will remove or reduce internet access for those who do not
have or can't afford to have internet at home. Many of our essential
activities now have to be completed on-line - this will make some of these
most basic tasks impossible for the most vulnerable in our communities.
Closing local libraries will place more strain on the already stretched
school library services and will have an impact on continued adult
education.

It is a legal obligation under the 1964 Public Libraries and
Museums Act for our local authority to provide a “comprehensive and
efficient library service”.

We are petitioning our local councilors to oppose the proposals.
We are asking them to work with the community and UNISON on finding
alternative models, which will both save money and save these vital
community services.

Petition Closed

This petition had 300 supporters