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Threat to Wivenhoe Library services

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

The loss of a local library will have an impact on children’s literacy, with no easy access to books, the loss of quiet study areas for children from less ordered homes, and the loss of broadband for poorer families who need the internet for communication, for information, and even for universal credit applications. The less mobile, the disabled and elderly will lose an important connection with their community, and become more isolated. Closure of a fully funded, staffed service by Essex County Council would result in people who currently use the library having to travel at cost of both time and money, which means they may be unable to visit the library at all.

Trained librarians are professionals, and can not be replaced by well-meaning volunteers, who will not have the understanding of resources in order to make appropriate choices for library users. Without paid librarians, the library service will be more vulnerable to further downgrading and closures.

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Thursday, 29 November 2018
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Gloria Brooke
This petition currently has 16 signatures in total.
Petition Signatories
16 electronic signatures
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Fran Bailey
Andy Brooke
Gloria Brooke - Petitioner
Angelique Cox
Helen Evans
Tom Fenton
Michael Fletcher
Hazel Humphreys
Jane Long
Pat Marsden
This petition has been reviewed and the following response has been offered:

Dear Gloria

Thank you for raising a petition regarding Wivenhoe 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 16 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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25/02/2019 14:12 Judith Dignum Response PublishedResponse Published
25/02/2019 14:11 Judith Dignum Response ApprovedResponse Published
21/02/2019 15:35 Jasmine Carswell  Response Awaiting Approval
21/02/2019 03:47(System Event)Petition Closed (responder emailed requesting response)Response Pending
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14/01/2019 16:42 Jasmine Carswell Petition Updated: Responder Changed to JasmineCarswell.Petition Active
08/12/2018 16:14Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Judith RobsonPetition Active
07/12/2018 08:56Unregistered UserPetition Signed: kate nevardPetition Active
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