S.L.A.M. are raising the following petition to be sent to Surrey County Council regarding its proposals for the library service. As well as individuals, local associations and groups with an interest in saving our council run libraries are being asked to raise the issue at their next meeting and sign the motion also.
Show the County Council that you care about the way our library services are provided to the people of Surrey. Show them that libraries are important not only to you, but also to future generations of library users.
Text of petition.
We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to withdraw their current proposals for changes to the library service and undertake a full, open, public consultation on the future of Surrey libraries.
We are NOT in favour of the Surrey County Council proposal to completely withdraw paid professional staff from any of our libraries.
We believe the council should continue to provide management and paid professional staff in every library.
We do not believe that we were sufficiently consulted with regarding these proposals and call for their withdrawal whilst a full, open, public consultation takes place on the future of Surrey’s libraries.
The electronic version of the petition can be signed here on the Surrey County Council website.
A paper copy of the petition can also be downloaded and printed off here, for collecting handwritten signatures.