Petition to: rescind the decision to close St James’ Library in Victoria Street which is due to occur September 2011

This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.

We the undersigned petition Westminster City Council to rescind the decision to close St James’ Library in Victoria Street which is due to occur September 2011. More details

Petition update from the council, 17 October 2011

A copy of the report considered by the Cabinet Member for Customer Services and Transformation on the subject of the petition and the decision taken can be accessed via the following link:

http://www3.westminster.gov.uk/committee/index.cfm?c_docs=Cabinet%20Member%20Decisions/Customer_Services_and_Transformation/10%20-%20Response%20to%20the%20Petition%20to%20Stop%20the%20Closure%20of%20St%20James’s%20Library

More details from petition creator

St James's Library is a small but busy library that is used by, schools, nurseries, residents, students, workers, tourists and the vulnerable throughout London and Westminster.

Its closure is estimated to save only £357,000 of Westminster's £84M cuts target, which is minute when weighed against the detrimental social effect on Westminster's residents and visitors. The Library’s pivotal role in the community can be illustrated, for example, by the fact that staff members visited schools and nurseries on approximately 70 occasions last year as well as accommodating 170 school and nursery visits to the library.

This Library and its services are essential and must be kept open and maintained

Current signatories

Clint Sinclair, the petition creator, joined by:

  • Richard Trow
  • Owen Grey
  • Robert Boswell
  • Dexter Lateef
  • Ali Khandakar
  • Simon Taylor
  • Mark Tiller
  • Anton Lima
  • simon williams
  • michaela hope
  • foyjur rubel
  • Linda Tobey
  • Francis Djin
  • Renee De Luycker
  • Kim Richmond
  • Caroline Barwell
  • Montserrat Redondo
  • Neil Paknadel
  • Julie Gadault
  • Richard Inglis
  • Hafida Gseir
  • Joanna McKelvey
  • Stuart Day
  • Aitor Quintana
  • Alison Warrick
  • Mahbuba Khan
  • Debra Bienek
  • Nicholas Alexander
  • Amy Crouch
  • Jonathan Willis
  • ben ahrends
  • Rory Lalwan
  • Alison Kenney
  • maria bruce - roberts
  • Debora Gambera
  • Hilary Davies
  • Tania Sagradini
  • Sally Todd
  • Marta Rocamora
  • Mariya Majid
  • Marina Burton
  • Malcolm Batten
  • Barry Tsirtou
  • Helen Rogers
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  • Steven Goffin
  • Helena Clark
  • Kevin Edge
  • Gunay Simsek
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  • Joelle Lax
  • Mr Lester
  • Michelle Samuels
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