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To: Cllr Barnes-Andrews - Southampton City Council

Save Cobbett Road Library

Save Cobbett Road Library

Keep Cobbett Road Library as part of Southampton Library Service with a long term plan to safeguard it against future cuts, appreciating the amazing value it offers to the local community. Work with the local community to help keep the library innovative and offering more but not by Community Asset Transfer.

Why is this important?

Cobbett Road Library has been the heart of Bitterne Park and surrounding areas community for 75 years.

It is a thriving library with 20+ community groups from Tai Chi to Toddler groups, Business Forum to Art Groups, Book groups to Coffee mornings. There are also regular evening talks and annual events such as the Christmas Fayre and Autumn Fayre.

It is a haven for people of all ages, and we have many vulnerable people coming in to a friendly, safe space, with fantastic staff who know many people by name.

Libraries such as Cobbett are moving with the times and offering more than just books, but also offering old fashioned face-to-face contact and community spirit which is so important for so many.

We need to safeguard such treasures for future generations, as generations before us have.


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Reasons for signing

  • because this Cobbett library is so use full
  • To support all community groups and people going to this library
  • this library is a big part of our community and has been since I was a child many many years ago


2015-01-07 17:47:44 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2015-01-03 22:21:48 +0000

Appreciating the amazing support!! Thank you.

2015-01-03 22:21:17 +0000

So near to 600.... do keep sharing... who do you know who could sign?

2015-01-03 12:10:03 +0000

500 signatures reached

2014-12-23 22:55:21 +0000

What an amazing first response.. please keep this going, share and share and share.... libraries are so important. Cobbett is feeling loved :-)

2014-12-23 22:29:55 +0000

100 signatures reached

2014-12-23 18:24:45 +0000

50 signatures reached

2014-12-23 17:21:31 +0000

25 signatures reached

2014-12-23 16:52:06 +0000

10 signatures reached