Save Liden & Covingham Libraries

Save Liden & Covingham Libraries

0 have signed. Let’s get to 200!
At 200 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!

Sean Wilson started this petition to Council Leader David Renard (Swindon Borough Council)

We would like Swindon Borough Council take Liden & Covingham Libraries back into in house operation and restore proper library services.

Swindon Community Library Trust which is run by Councillor Dale Heenan has failed to generate an adequate income to sustain the libraries.

There are serious questions marks over the accounts & governance of the Library Trust and a lack of public accountability

Covingham Library has already closed and we are concerned that the Library trust is seeking  to hand over Liden Library  to Nythe, Eldene & Liden Parish Council.

The Parish Council has a poor record of compliance and would struggle to meet the costs of running the library.

Both libraries are valuable community resource used by local people of all ages. 

The amount of money to save the library is small but an important community hub will be lost forever.

The news of the closure of Covingham Library was announced on Swindon Borough Council's website.

https://www.swindon.gov.uk/directory_record/17871/covingham_library?fbclid=IwAR2_q7oqT0xaLF9iG4TCaLyEb4Uo0_R8vRdhQxaql9qg5bOga0JuIWbLt-g

 

0 have signed. Let’s get to 200!
At 200 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!