10,000-name petition triggers Debate on city libraries

Save Our Libraries protestors hand over a petition to Alistair Griggs outside Sheffield town Hall

Save Our Libraries protestors hand over a petition to Alistair Griggs outside Sheffield town Hall

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A DEBATE will be held next week on the future of Sheffield libraries after a petition with more than 10,000 names was handed in, objecting to any closures.

Opposition Liberal Democrats teamed up with community activists for the protest. Any petition with more than 5,000 name triggers a debate in full council, and the next is on Wednesday.

Local Lib Dem leader Shaffaq Mohammed said: “The response from communities across Sheffield has been overwhelming. Local people know difficult decisions need to be taken but that does not excuse Labour’s plan to take an axe to our local libraries.

 

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