End library austerity - secure revenue funding for public libraries in the Chancellor’s Budget

Great libraries strengthen people’s sense of pride in the place where they live, act as ‘anchor institutions’ on the High Street and promote inclusive economic growth as well as a demonstrable social ROI.

Who's Signing?

Dan Mullane
Gwen Alexander
Sue Gough
Alistair Findlay
Chris Scrine
Dawn Wood
Stephen Beesley
Nina Jensen
Tara Ellis
Andy Rutter
Carol Fenwick
adrian latimer
Karen Howarth
Kathryn Summerfield
Carol Barker
Helen Standish
Katja Stuerzenhofecker
Mark Burgess
kenneth dayan
Catherine Homer-Brine
Perry Gray
Teresa Lyons
Sian Caldwell
Julie Burrell
Norma Crowe
Deborah Martin
jayne Evans
Helen Swaffield
Sarah Stones
Debby Richardson

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  • Dan Mullane
    signed via 2020-03-05 07:18:43 +0000
  • Gwen Alexander
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    Gwen Alexander
  • Sue Gough
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  • Alistair Findlay
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  • Kathryn Summerfield
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  • Carol Barker
    signed 2020-03-04 17:16:03 +0000
    Having worked in public libraries 1995-2011 (then I chose to leave, due to the drastic cuts) I can provide countless examples of people whose lives have been improved due to the presence of a local community or mobile library, or outreach work. From young children learning to read, teenage mums learning the importance of literacy for their children, young adults in trouble with the police who want to change direction, jobseekers and long term unemployed, right through to the elderly seeking health information, and the recently bereaved… libraries have been there to support them and make a difference. Our communities and society needs this kind of provision, to fill the gaps that exist in other services due to underfunding and cuts.
  • Helen Standish
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  • Katja Stuerzenhofecker
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  • Mark Burgess
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  • kenneth dayan
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  • Catherine Homer-Brine
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  • Perry Gray
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  • Teresa Lyons
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  • Sian Caldwell
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  • Julie Burrell
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  • Helen Swaffield
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