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Stop the loss of our libraries
We appreciate that the cost of services provided by the council need to be relevant to the community. But local libraries are essential for many groups of people. Those on benefits and the elderly will suffer most. Most not use kindles and a great many will have eyesight problems. They need to be able to borrow books, audio books and large print books and should not have to travel miles to do so. Families with children who can't afford computers need the libraries. Children need to use the computers for their homework. They can't do this if their local library is closed. We urge you to keep these libraries open. Recruit volunteers to run them if need be. Even have them open at weekends and after school onlyonly but keep them open. 
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Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
carol bell
This petition currently has 139 signatures in total.
Petition Signatories
139 electronic signatures
 Page 1 of 14, items 1 to 10 of 139.
Samantha Adams
Robert Adams
Bob Adkins
Leslie Bell
carol bell - Petitioner
Anna Bendall
Allison Bennett
sandra bergin
janice bispham
Kimberley Blowers
This petition has been reviewed and the following response has been offered:

Dear Carol

Thank you for raising a petition Regarding the Loss of Essex Libraries. 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 139 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 13:04 Judith Dignum Response PublishedResponse Published
25/02/2019 13:01 Judith Dignum Response ApprovedResponse Published
21/02/2019 15:33 Jasmine Carswell  Response Awaiting Approval
21/02/2019 03:47(System Event)Petition Closed (responder emailed requesting response)Response Pending
21/02/2019 03:47(System Event)Petition Closed (responder emailed requesting response)Response Pending
21/02/2019 03:47(System Event)Petition Closed (responder emailed requesting response)Response Pending
18/02/2019 14:28Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Jacqueline CooperPetition Active
16/02/2019 22:43Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Julie HarveyPetition Active
16/02/2019 22:39Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Shaun HarveyPetition Active
16/02/2019 10:32Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Robert AdamsPetition Active
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