Write to Read! Stop Library Closures in Cornwall

To: Adam Paynter, Cornwall Council

Write to Read! Stop Library Closures in Cornwall
5,821
of 6,000 signatures
Cornwall
Campaign created by Leon Remphry

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

Why is this important?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdms-9yJK6w
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:
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/events/write-to-read-petition-hand-in

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Reasons for signing

  • Doreen P. 2014-07-18 07:29:42 +0100
    Libraries should be at the heart of the community giving free and open access to books and far more. Think about people who work in regard to opening hours
  • Orlando G. 2014-07-17 16:22:11 +0100
    We need a town library more than another would be high street store.
  • Gaby K. 2014-07-16 19:30:02 +0100
    Libraries are important to broaden your mind, to give you an independent place to learn in your own ways and to enjoy new things

Updates

7 months ago

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 http://writetoreadcornwall.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/outcome-of-full-council-meeting.html?spref=tw#

9 months ago

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.
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/speakout/cornwall-libraries-leon

10 months ago

Petition hand-in today. https://you.38degrees.org.uk/events/write-to-read-petition-hand-in

10 months ago

Meeting Labour Hanna Toms today.

10 months ago

Meeting Liberal Democrat Simon Rix today.

10 months ago

5,000 signatures reached

11 months ago

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!

11 months ago

Video of the demonstration- created by 38 Degrees youtube.com/watch?v=Cdms-9yJK6w

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

4000 signatures reached

11 months ago

3000 signatures reached

11 months ago

we need 5000 signatures to start a debate

11 months ago

1,000 signatures reached

11 months ago

500 signatures reached

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100 signatures reached

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50 signatures reached

12 months ago

25 signatures reached

12 months ago

10 signatures reached