Over a thousand people sign up to support local library
24th September 2010
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1,300 people have signed a petition to save the Arbury Court Library in Cambridge.

Set up by a local campaign group, The Friends of Arbury Library, the petition was organised in response to a budget review of the local library service by Cambridge council.

John Marais, the chairman on the group, explained they were thrilled by the amount of local support for their campaign: “We are very pleased with the result. Our original aim was to get 1,000 people and we have managed 1,340.”

“We call upon the county council to firmly reject any suggestion to close Arbury Court Library or to replace the existing professional service with a reduced service run by volunteers. We believe the huge social cost to the community would far outweigh a small financial gain.”


The petition was handed over to the Council yesterday and is due to be discussed at the next cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning.


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