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?

Anne Binsfeld
Jo Milkins
Liz Bailey
Christine Halsey
Liz Brown
Rebecca Rule
Melissa Newall
vicky Jenkins
Zena Ali
Nicola Millett
Louise Conway
Lorna Bayles
Sarah Howerd
David Lawton
Deborah May
Sharon Larkworthy
Florence Holland-Norris
Elizabeth Paull
Charlotte Harris
Fiona Karbal
Kate Jones
Donna Henderson
Anna Wood
Moira Jenkins
Heather Webster
Stephanie Herbert
Helen Fagan
Katherine Mendelsohn
Anna Regeniter
Rosie Mills

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  • Anne Binsfeld
    signed 2020-03-10 11:13:30 +0000
  • Jo Milkins
    signed 2020-03-10 11:07:21 +0000
  • Liz Bailey
    signed 2020-03-10 10:52:59 +0000
  • Christine Halsey
    signed via 2020-03-10 10:11:09 +0000
  • Liz Brown
    signed via 2020-03-10 10:04:26 +0000
  • Rebecca Rule
    signed 2020-03-10 10:03:04 +0000
  • Melissa Newall
    signed 2020-03-10 10:00:22 +0000
    Melissa Newall
  • vicky Jenkins
    signed via 2020-03-10 09:49:38 +0000
    vicky Jenkins
  • Zena Ali
    signed 2020-03-10 09:45:22 +0000
  • Nicola Millett
    signed 2020-03-10 09:39:03 +0000
  • Louise Conway
    signed 2020-03-10 09:30:43 +0000
    As a practising Librarian I fully support this petition. I worked in Public Libraries for 10 years and left the sector around 6 years ago when the most drastic cuts I’d been part of were taking place. I now work in a HE Learning Resource Centre. We are still being squeezed on our resource budget and staffing levels. It’s the students, the next generation of working professional, who are being denied the opportunity to hone their academic/research skills. Something that is crucial not only during their studies, but is transferable to the work place.
  • Lorna Bayles
    signed 2020-03-10 09:23:38 +0000
  • Sarah Howerd
    signed 2020-03-10 09:03:40 +0000
  • David Lawton
    signed 2020-03-10 08:36:59 +0000
  • Deborah May
    signed 2020-03-10 07:46:57 +0000
  • Sharon Larkworthy
    signed 2020-03-10 07:41:59 +0000
  • Florence Holland-Norris
    signed 2020-03-10 06:18:17 +0000
  • Elizabeth Paull
    signed 2020-03-09 23:30:25 +0000
  • Charlotte Harris
    signed 2020-03-09 23:08:47 +0000
  • Fiona Karbal
    signed 2020-03-09 22:55:29 +0000
  • Kate Jones
    signed 2020-03-09 22:50:18 +0000
  • Donna Henderson
    signed 2020-03-09 22:39:11 +0000
  • Anna Wood
    signed via 2020-03-09 22:32:58 +0000
  • Moira Jenkins
    signed via 2020-03-09 22:04:05 +0000
  • Heather Webster
    signed via 2020-03-09 21:48:51 +0000
  • Stephanie Herbert
    signed 2020-03-09 21:46:49 +0000
    Libraries should be one of the richest resources a community can offer to all its members. The loss of libraries has been a form of cultural vandalism, robbing many people of a safe, warm space to read, study or do homework in peace. They encourage literacy by helping parents and their young children discover the joy of reading together, and they are an essential addition to the work of schools & colleges. Lifelong learning keeps minds sharp and enhances mental health. Libraries should be a social hub, a true community space for all ages, races and faiths: they should be funded centrally, generously and as a social priority.
  • Helen Fagan
    signed 2020-03-09 21:40:41 +0000
    Helen Fagan
  • Katherine Mendelsohn
    signed via 2020-03-09 21:37:19 +0000
  • Anna Regeniter
    signed 2020-03-09 21:31:59 +0000
    Anna Regeniter
  • Rosie Mills
    signed 2020-03-09 21:29:41 +0000