To: Cornwall Council

Hands Off St Just Library

Hands Off St Just Library

Reverse your decision to cut the hours that St Just library will be open. The library is an important resource for our rural community.

Why is this important?

There are at least 9 groups which use the library from tiny tots to the elderly - including knitting groups, family history group, creative writing groups, toddler groups and even wool spinning. The computers enable the unemployed without internet access at home to search for work as the job centre requires them to do. The buses from St Just to Penzance have recently been cut and the prices raised. St Just is a growing community with a new housing estate just built which will house many people who will benefit from a local library. Tourist use the library in summer for computer access and the valuable local knowledge of our librarians. Your cuts will mean the library is only open for one full day and two half days. This is planned to happen in June - just in time for the height of the tourist season!

St. Just Library, Saint Just, Penzance, United Kingdom

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Reasons for signing

  • Libraries arn't just about books. They are important meeting places, for learning, exchanging ideas, cultural activities. They are a social hub and are part of the social scene of any community just as pubs shops and Post Offices are.
  • st just library is important for this part of rural cornwall. it is used by many groups, and is vital for everyone,the elderly have somwhere to go to ineract, and met people, and of course take out books,as the mobile library only comes once a week.
  • Local libraries are yet another asset that local communities are losing. The value they provide is overlooked

Updates

2014-03-03 14:35:02 +0000

Mass withdrawal of books on Friday 28th February - over 12% of local population withdrew books - left empty shelves
Hands around the library on Saturday 1st March - hundreds of people came to the library at 12pm to encircle it with love and banners!
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2014-02-26 22:21:34 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2014-02-23 13:25:41 +0000

500 signatures reached

2014-02-21 19:47:28 +0000

100 signatures reached

2014-02-21 18:41:17 +0000

50 signatures reached

2014-02-21 17:51:24 +0000

25 signatures reached

2014-02-21 17:13:48 +0000

10 signatures reached