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To: Adam Paynter, Cornwall Council

Write to Read! Stop Library Closures in Cornwall

Write to Read! Stop Library Closures in Cornwall

Dear Adam Paynter - please keep our libraries open for longer - don't cut their hours

Why is this important?
As an avid reader, it came as a shock to me that the opening hours of my local library were cut and were not seen as a priority for Cornwall Council - I think that these actions to cut the hours of the libraries should be halted immediately. Libraries are the only places where you can get books for free and the books are varied and of good quality.

Please assist me in my quest to save Cornwall's libraries. Sign this petition and help further by spreading the word.

Leon Remphry, Age 10

How it will be delivered

We will be delivering the petition on 4 September, please come along and support! Click for details and to RSVP:


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Reasons for signing

  • We need a town library more than another would be high street store.
  • Libraries are important to broaden your mind, to give you an independent place to learn in your own ways and to enjoy new things
  • Without public access to books and computers we increase a learning/literacy/digital divide exponentially


2014-11-27 22:09:35 +0000

Together we put Cornwall’s libraries back on the agenda and forced Cornwall Council to understand that they cannot just make cuts without taking our views into consideration. We didn’t manage to change the budget decision but we forced Cornwall Council to listen. See my bog for the full outcome

2014-09-20 12:56:57 +0100

Over 6000 sign Leon's petition but he is denied the opportunity to speak at full council until November when the budget is already set.

2014-09-04 10:57:34 +0100

Petition hand-in today.

2014-08-22 11:56:13 +0100

Meeting Labour Hanna Toms today.

2014-08-20 12:49:33 +0100

Meeting Liberal Democrat Simon Rix today.

2014-08-13 08:13:34 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2014-08-10 14:58:15 +0100

The combined amount of Cornish signatures on paper and online is 5106, so a full council debate is imminent. However, keep signing as our next objective is Parliament!

2014-08-10 12:48:13 +0100

Video of the demonstration- created by 38 Degrees

2014-08-01 13:32:36 +0100

Demonstration outside the Falmouth Library Monday 4th August 11:30

2014-07-30 17:22:58 +0100

4000 signatures reached

2014-07-29 08:25:56 +0100

3000 signatures reached

2014-07-25 13:32:50 +0100

we need 5000 signatures to start a debate

2014-07-18 19:59:35 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2014-07-18 17:42:22 +0100

500 signatures reached

2014-07-15 13:08:39 +0100

100 signatures reached

2014-07-12 08:53:59 +0100

50 signatures reached

2014-07-11 10:22:26 +0100

25 signatures reached

2014-07-11 08:40:52 +0100

10 signatures reached