X by X Bromley - A Community Interest Company

SAVE Bromley Libraries

We need your support to save Bromley Libraries

https://bit.ly/1KSLIcs

 

If you sign this petition you want Bromley Council to continue to fund professionally staffed library at Burnt Ash, Mottingham, Shortlands, Southborough, Hayes and St Paul’s Cray.

So many people use the Libraries to access the internet to fill in forms such as housing and benefit forms. The staff are qualified and trained in the social model of disability as well as being DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service aka CRB checked). If this service is run by volunteers who will be responsible for funding this level of staffing?

Why is this important?

Our community libraries are under threat!

The council want to stop funding the running of Bromley’s community libraries, and have asked for volunteer groups to run and fund the libraries, threatening the loss of jobs for qualified library staff and the closure of the libraries.

The council has millions of pounds in reserves, some of which should be used to maintain an efficient and comprehensive library service as required by law.

It is a vital community hub used by the most vulnerable members of society- children and the elderly and it cannot be lost.