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Date added: 26 April 2016

Save Swindon's Libraries! 

There's still time to submit your views to Swindon Borough Council
Save Swindon’s Libraries campaign is urging residents to get all submissions on the library service in to the Council by the deadline of 29th April.
The email address to use to let the Council know how important your library and your library staff are to you is: LibrariesFuture@swindon.gov.uk.

Sarah Church, Chair of the Save Swindon’s Libraries campaign, said, “It is vital that all library users tell the Council exactly what they need in a library service. We are encouraging individual users, Friends groups, Readers’ groups, and any other bodies of residents to submit their views to the Council this week.”

The Save Swindon’s Libraries campaign submission covers the importance of branch libraries and professional staff, as well as the evidence to back up why a publicly funded professional solution is the only way to achieve a comprehensive and efficient service. The campaign continues to fight the decision to cut 60% of the libraries budget by 2020, although £300,000 has already disappeared from the service this year.

A campaign spokesperson commented on the recent petition to Full Council, “We were so disappointed that our demonstration was not taken seriously by the Cabinet, who seem to be either unaware that their voters are fully behind the Save Swindon’s Libraries campaign, or they simply don’t care.”
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