To: Somerset County Council and James Heappey MP

Save Somerset's libraries

Save Somerset's libraries

Stop the consultation on reducing the funding for Somerset's libraries, including Burnham Library, and find the money to keep them as a public resource run by the local authority.

Why is this important?

Libraries are places of learning and sources of information. They provide a valuable community resource.

In these times of "austerity" they provide for families who otherwise
couldnt afford the resources to teach their children, and for those on low incomes trying to better themselves.

These are the reasons why the Victorians established public libraries and the benefit of all they should be kept Open, free and public.

"Google Can Bring You Back 100,000 Answers. A Librarian Can Bring You Back the Right One." Neil Gaiman

Burnham-on-Sea

Reasons for signing

  • My post code might imply I have no interest in Somerset but some of my grandchildren live in Somerset and I want them to enjoy and benefit from a well funded, local, public library.
  • Libraries are the lifeblood of communities and the backbone of our education services.
  • Libraries were set up for those who could not afford to buy books. Why on earth would any sane society want to close them down? They are one of the most important resources a community has.

Updates

2017-09-01 12:07:22 +0100

Hi All
Thank you for signing and supporting this important issue.
We are close to 3,000 signatures which is amazing!
But the more the merrier, can I ask you to do one thing this weekend?
Please share the petition on Facebook, Twitter and any other way you can.
Remember there is strength in numbers and when Somerset County Council meet to start their consultation discussions I want them to know the answer they are going to get before they ask the question.

WE LOVE OUR LIBRARIES!!!

2017-08-23 19:35:24 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-08-23 17:43:39 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-08-01 21:03:44 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-08-01 16:35:32 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-08-01 13:52:35 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-08-01 09:42:10 +0100

10 signatures reached