Save Swindon’s Libraries campaign is urging residents to get all submissions on the library service in to the Council by the deadline of Friday 29 April.
Let the Council know your views on the libraries in Swindon by mailing: 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 Swindon Borough Council: “We were so disappointed that our demonstration on 14 April was not taken seriously by the Cabinet. They seem to be either unaware that their voters are fully behind the Save Swindon’s Libraries campaign, or they simply don’t care.”