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To: Tower Hamlets Council

Save Our Librarians

Save Our Librarians

We are calling to stop the compulsory redundancies in Tower Hamlets library and Idea Store service. Stop Tower Hamlets Council from implementing excessive cuts of 30 jobs throughout the libraries and Idea Stores. These cuts will have a huge impact on the services we deliver to residents and will affect our users and the local community.

We urge the council to rethink this strategy.

Why is this important?

Across the five Idea Stores and two libraries in Tower Hamlets, we have over 1.92 million visits a year. Idea Stores are more than just a library or a place for learning. As well as library services, we offer a wide range of adult learning courses and an extensive activities and events programme for all the family, seven days a week. The community is at the heart of everything we do but with 30 job cuts and with minimum staffing levels, we will not be able to deliver the services that you know and love. The Covid-19 pandemic has increased residents social isolation and it is now more than ever that residents need a fully staffed library service.

Your support is vital to stop excessive front line job cuts at the Idea Stores and libraries.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets, UK

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Reasons for signing

  • I signed because a library is my favoriate place to go, and whenever I need help at a library, I always ask a librarian, and it is really nice. Elisabeth Age 7
  • Libaries are important to the public mostly our younger generation


2021-05-20 13:54:50 +0100

500 signatures reached

2021-04-09 21:43:49 +0100

100 signatures reached

2021-04-09 11:48:48 +0100

50 signatures reached

2021-04-09 08:34:42 +0100

25 signatures reached

2021-04-08 14:36:42 +0100

10 signatures reached