A petition launched by St Michaels Greens has reached 100 signatures, showing the support of Liverpool Residents’ for local libraries in the city.
As discussed in a previous article, we believe that libraries are an important part of our community. The Greens proposed redirecting £1.634m from two separate funds which are used for optional discretionary projects and using it to prevent any library closures in Liverpool in budget proposals in the last council session.
The decision to close Sefton Park Library was an integral part of new St Michaels Councillor Tom Crone’s campaign which insured he was elected with over 60% of the vote in the ward on May 22nd 2014.
Cllr Crone said “Libraries are such an important part of our communities. The principle that everyone should have free access to books and learning must be defended, and when we know there is a pot of money that could be used to stop libraries closing we cannot stand by and let it happen.
“Please sign the petition to make the Mayor reconsider this cut.” Make sure you sign the petition here.