Save Brent libraries from closure

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Created January 25, 2011 by Stephen

Community

We the undersigned support the Observer's campaign to Keep Our Libraries Local and call on Brent Council to cancel its proposals to close six of the borough's libraries.

There are currently 231 signatures for this petition:

  1. Linda Tobey UNITED KINGDOM

    I grew up in Sudbury and between the ages of 7 and 16 I virtually lived in Barham Park Library. Both my parents worked long hours and this was the place I did my homework and borrowed hundreds of books throughout the holidays. Our family could not afford to buy books, so thanks to Barham Park, I went on to University to study Humanities – the first person in my family to ever attend Higher education.
    I could not have travelled to another library and if it hadn’t been there for me I wouldn’t be the professional person I am today.
    Shame on you Brent.

  2. louise guilfoyle UNITED KINGDOM

    Libraries are an important part of the community that provide essential materials that aid social and educational needs. We do not want to see any libraries closed! they are far too important to any community. It will be a very sad day when the education and social needs of adults and children alike will suffer due to closures!

  3. Maureen Thomas UNITED KINGDOM

    An absolute disgrace that these libraries are closing. There was an enquiry re: Wirral libraries and they were saved. If Brent Council is like Wirral you can bet that none of the Councillors use libraries.

  4. Sue Vice UNITED KINGDOM

    Keep libraries open!

  5. Bernard Gorman UNITED KINGDOM

    Yes, shame on you Brent.

    I grew up in Willesden Green and spent huge amounts of time in the local library as I was growing up. It helped to develop my passion for electronics which I ended up studying at university. I now work for a chip company in Cambridge.

    Brent, it seems that you’ve forgotten how central libaries are to peoples lives. All ages benefit from them in numerous ways.

  6. L.Shaw UNITED KINGDOM

    I have just visited Preston rd Library, to get a book with large print, my eyes are not what as were, due to Glaucoma. Alas it has been closed.

  7. nicolas Jackman UNITED KINGDOM

    I can’t believe this is happening just over the hedge! I work for Barnet Libraries: your neighbouring borough. So far we seemed to have escaped such a devastating cutback of our services. However, library staff are rightly worried about imminent budget meetings and plans. I fully support your campaign. We know the work we do and its value to our service users.

  8. Madelaine UNITED KINGDOM

    Strangely enough, I don’t want to live in a Borough where people are less literate, less educated and less likely to get involved in the community, so I’d prefer it if you didn’t close our libraries. That is all.

  9. Terence Lopez

    Libraries promote and encourage literacy. England a country that has spread it’s language throughout the world cannot shut down it’s libraries. If finance is the cause, why can’t the council charge a small fee from its members. A small and reasonable fee should not discourage genuine members.

  10. Terence Lopez
  11. Terence Lopez

    Libraries promote and encourage literacy. England a country that has spread it’s language throughout the world cannot shut down it’s libraries. If finance is the cause, why can’t the council charge a small fee from its members. A small and reasonable fee should not discourage genuine members.

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