This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Petition Save Devon Libraries

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Devon County Council’s proposals on the future of the library service will see closures, cuts in opening hours and job losses. The Council wants to create 22 Devon Centres at the county’s busiest libraries and is looking at how 28 smaller libraries could be sustained. Alternatives to mobile libraries are also being explored – an essential service in Devon’s rural areas. The Council says the proposals are in response to the changing ways people are using libraries and budget reductions to save £1.5 million over the next three years. UNISON says libraries are a vital public service. They help parents on low incomes get their kids into books, provide free access to computers and act as meeting places for the elderly, and mums and dads with young children. Once our libraries are gone, they’re gone for good.

Help us say to the Council: ‘Hands off our hardbacks!’ by signing our e-petition to ‘Save Devon Libraries’.

UNISON Devon County Branch

This petition closed early because of a General Election

418 signatures

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