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To: Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Council

Save the Couper Institute and Library

Save the Couper Institute and Library

Reopen the Couper Institute and Library.

Why is this important?

The Couper Institute and Library are important community facilities in the southside of Glasgow. Built in 1887, the Institute has served as an important venue for community groups and organisations for generations.
The attached library was build in 1924 and is an important community resource we cannot lose.
The Couper was under threat in the 1990s and the community came together to fight the closure - we need that same solidarity again.

The Couper is noticeably missing from any reopening plans and this is extremely worrying. The community calls upon Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life to ensure both the Institute and Library are reopened as soon as COVID regulations allow. The Couper must not be forgotten!

86 Clarkston Rd, Cathcart, Glasgow G44 3DA, UK

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Reasons for signing

  • Local community hub that is well used and part of our Cathcart heritage
  • The Couper Institute is an important resource to the Community of Cathcart. As an exiled Cathcart girl I am very sad and disgusted that it is threatened with closure. I spent many happy days there as both a child and young adult and feel it's retention is imperative.
  • Growing up in Cathcart this place was my refuge and offered escape into other worlds and times through reading. Libraries are too precious too lose.

Updates

2021-04-23 08:27:04 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2021-04-22 18:04:06 +0100

500 signatures reached

2021-04-21 21:49:52 +0100

100 signatures reached

2021-04-21 20:25:42 +0100

50 signatures reached

2021-04-21 18:14:21 +0100

25 signatures reached

2021-04-21 16:12:05 +0100

10 signatures reached