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Essex County Council @essex_CC - are you listening? ... Read this and be better informed! #SaveOurLibraries
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In an 18-page report commissioned by Save Our Libraries Essex (SOLE) without payment, Al Baghal said the survey used a number of leading questions that increased the chances of getting a positive ...
Library campaigners across Essex thank @johnbirdswords for his words in this week’s @BigIssue We will fight fight fight to keep our libraries from being shoved into a sea of unsustainability. No to closure by stealth! #SaveOurLibraries Save our paid professional staff #literacy
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More than 100 ­libraries a year are closing because of government cuts. A quarter of the budget for them has been axed in the past eight years, going from £1billion in 2010 to £741million last year, ...
Liz 20/07/2019 06:34
Meeting TODAY #SaveOurLibraries #wivenhoe 12 noon in the library - vital stage of the campaign as Essex County Council reveals plans for closure by stealth @SoleWivenhoe
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Meeting TODAY #SaveOurLibraries #wivenhoe 12 noon in the library - vital stage of the campaign as Essex County Council reveals plans for closure by stealth @SoleWivenhoe<br>http://pic.twitter.com/NJEPwAr9V8
Ontarians have also taken to social media using the hashtag #SaveOurLibraries to protest the cuts. I've spent the last few years teetering on the edge of poverty. Libraries gave me a place to use the ...
Liz 19/07/2019 05:00
Please note @Essex_CC how these young library campaigners are enjoying books (at a library protest event). Paperback, hardback, with or without illustrations, offer an escape from tablets and screens. NO to the further depletion of book stocks #SaveOurLibraries #SaveOurBooks
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Please note @Essex_CC how these young library campaigners are enjoying books (at a library protest event). Paperback, hardback, with or without illustrations, offer an escape from tablets and screens. NO to the further depletion of book stocks #SaveOurLibraries #SaveOurBooks<br>http://pic.twitter.com/sBCCQ5feI5
Save Our Libraries Essex march in Chelmsford Sun, 09 Jun 2019 05:17:00 GMT
HUNDREDS of children and their families marched with banners highlighting the importance of their local libraries. Campaigners from Save Our Libraries Essex (SOLE) raised their voices outside County ...
First day of school hols and it’s pouring down but hurrah, a rainy day = a library visit! #everycloud #saveourlibraries
Campaigners said the findings signalled "a wake-up" call to ministers that treasured services were under threat. The Daily Express has launched a Save Our Libraries crusade to ensure services stay ...
Shocking cost of @essex_CC libraries consultation #saveourlibraries https:// twitter.com/liz_miles/stat us/1152142403060453376   …
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The book-haters @essex_CC want to stop us from ordering books from other libraries in Essex. They want to replace library catalogue access with ebooks and e-readers!! This comes from people who are ignorant about books - picture books, the joy of books!PROTEST #SaveOurLibraries
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#SaveOurLibraries from a muddled county council. Cabinet Leader Cllr Finch @essex_CC today said: "There was no plan ever for us to close libraries and that's a total misstatement of truth" So was the draft strategy plans for Tier 4 libraries just a ruse:
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Do listen to the Scrutiny meeting @Essex_CC recording - there are some real corkers. For example, the cost of the consultation seems to have dropped dramatically to £80,000 (figure given today) from £397,500 (given by Cllr Barker in February). #SaveOurLibraries
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The tiny amount of financial support (£18 thousand over three years) for libraries handed to communities proves that @essex_CC are happy for libraries to be CLOSED and moved into non-library buildings such as council offices. #saveourlibraries #essex Libraries at risk:
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Hold fast to your library books - Cllr Barker @essex_CC wants to swap them for e-readers. And the book reservation system is under ‘review’ #saveourlibraries (County Hall, Scrutiny committee debate)
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Cllr Barker @essex_CC would rather everyone had e-readers than there be book reservations between libraries - County Hall, #Chelmsford #essex @CressidaCowell #saveourlibraries #saveourbooks @MichaelRosenYes
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Ealing Conservatives 16/07/2019 07:49
Team Southfield out on the doorstep tonight for @ShaunBaileyUK & our @GLAConservative candidate @GregoryStafford who tonight was speaking passionately to #SaveOurLibraries at @EalingCouncil
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Team Southfield out on the doorstep tonight for @ShaunBaileyUK & our @GLAConservative candidate @GregoryStafford who tonight was speaking passionately to #SaveOurLibraries at @EalingCouncil<br>http://pic.twitter.com/CuhsjFucRd
The #SaveOurLibraries campaign grows, as countywide campaigners without ‘leaders’ or structures, as an impassioned mass and not an organisation - we march on. As a non-party political campaign we encompass all who love libraries. Together we march 23 July #Chelmsford
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So @essex_CC offers just £18 thousand over THREE YEARS to a community to run a library, e.g. #Tiptree for which running costs (bldgs + acquisitions only; not staff etc etc) is £13,362 + £12,158 = £25,520 EVERY YEAR! #unsustainable #saveourlibraries
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FOHighgateLibrarySH 16/07/2019 08:31
The summer book challenge is now live at @HighgateStays - great fun way to include reading and learning during the summer holidays #saveourlibraries #highgate @highgatelondon
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The summer book challenge is now live at @HighgateStays - great fun way to include reading and learning during the summer holidays #saveourlibraries #highgate @highgatelondon<br>http://pic.twitter.com/W98AmtDOaf
Liz 16/07/2019 07:42
There is no #democracy in @essex_CC libraries strategy - residents should have an opportunity to scrutinise any group or plans for a takeover of their library and the sacking of their staff. #transparency #wivenhoe #SaveOurLibraries Save Our Professional Staff! @SOLE_Essex
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There is no #democracy in @essex_CC libraries strategy - residents should have an opportunity to scrutinise any group or plans for a takeover of their library and the sacking of their staff. #transparency #wivenhoe #SaveOurLibraries Save Our Professional Staff! @SOLE_Essex<br>http://pic.twitter.com/R7gSh3PU5X
Liz 15/07/2019 09:01
I remember the @essex_CC rep saying they’d consider anyone to run a library ... I said, ‘Tesco even?’ and she said, ‘Oh yes.’ I don’t want #Wivenhoe library in an office, school, village hall, church or a supermarket thanks. Not a traffic island, nor a tent. No! #saveourlibraries
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I remember the @essex_CC rep saying they’d consider anyone to run a library ... I said, ‘Tesco even?’ and she said, ‘Oh yes.’ I don’t want #Wivenhoe library in an office, school, village hall, church or a supermarket thanks. Not a traffic island, nor a tent. No! #saveourlibraries <br>http://pic.twitter.com/j6T3OAN5XN
How do @essex_CC expect the unknown community groups to run their library (pay staff, books, computers, buildings etc etc) with only 18 thousand spread over 3 years, then zero? It’s nonsense. It’s closure by stealth! Join the protest on the day they vote: #SaveOurLibraries
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Initial questions from campaigners: Who are the mysterious groups & organisations that want to take over our libraries? No transparency? How would they afford it with only £18 thousand over 3 years? What guarantees do we - library users -get? None - None at all. #SaveOurLibraries
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