ePetition details

Save All Oxfordshire's Libraries

We the undersigned petition the council to reconsider the proposal to close twenty public libraries in and around Oxfordshire.

The proposal from the County Council is sudden and without consultation. It was not mentioned at any local government election as an official policy. Many county councillors and a large section of the public oppose it. We believe that the County actually has an obligation to provide libraries for the community and this is a matter of spending priorities. The amount of money saved by closing all these libraries together is a tiny percentage of the County Council's overall budget.

Started by: Julia Gasper

On reaching 9 signatures An officer will investigate the matter further

This ePetition ran from 14/12/2010 to 14/04/2011 and has now finished.

1274 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

This petition has been re-opened due to continued interest.


previous action
Its contents have been forwarded to the relevant Council officers for consideration and are available to Councillors.


It was made available to councillors as part of the early comments on the emerging library proposals. These were made available before the Cabinet meeting in January that made recommendations to Council for the budget. The petition will also be considered again alongside responses to any formal consultation process in relation to the library proposals