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To: Cllr Barnes-Andrews - Southampton City Council
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.