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This petition calls on Essex County Council to retain Rochford library as a fully funded 'hub' library service with full digital access; funded, staffed, and serviced by Essex County Council.

Within the Library Services Strategy 2019-24, Rochford Library has been classified as a Tier 2 library.  Defined as: "Library Services in areas where there is a need for them, managed by Essex County council as part of our statutory provision of a comprehensive network and delivered in partnership with the community or other partner".  As a Tier 2 library, Rochford will lose its status as a fully funded, fully staffed and serviced library.  It will leave the entire Eastern half of the Rochford District Council area without full library services.  The nearest full 'Hub' library, will be in Rayleigh.  With library building closures planned amongst Tier 3 and Tier 4 libraries in the local area - this makes the maintenance of Rochford as a full library, more essential.  The library not only serves the local catchment area, but will become the default local library for residents in villages such as Canewdon, Paglesham, and Great Wakering.  Rochford library is and essential community hub, and currently provides weekly job clubs; weekly baby and toddler 'rhyme time' clubs; regular book clubs; class visits from local schools; and summer holiday reading groups.  All of which would be put at risk by only having a skeleton full time staff.  It is a false economy.  This petition calls on ECC to reevaluate the Tier status its assigned to Rochford Library.

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Saturday, 1 December 2018
Thursday, 31 January 2019
Stephen Hinde
This petition currently has 13 signatures in total.
Petition Signatories
13 electronic signatures
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Barbara Bridge
karen hinde
Stephen Hinde - Petitioner
Phillippa Horner
Dawn Leicester
Paul Mansfield
Debbie Mansfield
John Mason
Christine Mason
Elliot Mason
This petition has been reviewed and the following response has been offered:

Dear Stephen


Thank you for raising a petition regarding Rochford Library. It is important to us that we continue to engage with members of the public on the library consultation.


Your petition has now closed and gained 13 signatures.  


Please be aware that your petition has been drawn to the attention of the relevant service area who will respond directly to you.


Kind Regards.

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04/02/2019 11:32 Judith Dignum Response PublishedResponse Published
04/02/2019 11:32 Judith Dignum Response ApprovedResponse Published
01/02/2019 16:19 Jasmine Carswell  Response Awaiting Approval
01/02/2019 01:03(System Event)Petition Closed (responder emailed requesting response)Response Pending
01/02/2019 01:03(System Event)Petition Closed (responder emailed requesting response)Response Pending
22/01/2019 09:13 Jasmine Carswell Petition Updated: Responder Changed to JasmineCarswell.Petition Active
06/01/2019 17:54Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Phillippa HornerPetition Active
20/12/2018 06:43Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Debbie MansfieldPetition Active
12/12/2018 16:16Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Elliot MasonPetition Active
04/12/2018 23:20Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Julian Ware-LanePetition Active
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