Save Somerset's Libraries
- Save Somersets Libraries
- Somerset County Council
- United Kingdom
Our message is clear: libraries matter. Somerset County Council no longer plans to run all the current 34 libraries and 6 mobile libraries. Unless the local community takes on the cost and running of a threatened library then it will close. Once closed, we will never get the library back.
Their proposals are:
To cut the public library service in Somerset by 25%.
20 libraries will have County Council funding removed - close to a 60% cut.
The fleet of mobile libraries will be reduced from 6 to 2.
Most of the remaining libraries will have a 10% cut in opening hours.
The most vulnerable members of the community will be particularly affected by these cuts. If you are passionate about books, reading & education then please sign the petition and spread the word!
AS LONG AS YOU LIVE, STUDY OR ARE EMPLOYED IN SOMERSET YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO SIGN.
Under 18s need permission from a parent or guardian. Members of a household can sign using the same email address.
We, the undersigned (living, working or employed in Somerset), petition the Council to hold an urgent, open and transparent review of the plans and justification of the proposed 25% cut to the library budget.
We object to the disproportionate loss of 60% of Somerset's library service.
The Save Somerset's Libraries petition to Somerset County Council was written by Save Somersets Libraries and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.