Keep Herefordshire libraries safe. No to outsourcing

I just added the petition “Keep  Herefordshire libraries safe. No to outsourcing”.

It would mean a lot to me if you took a moment to add your name because:

We deeply regret that, despite strong arguments against it, you and your Cabinet colleagues decided on 28th June to press ahead with a tendering exercise to outsource the County’s library service. Given recent national experience, we are convinced that this is misguided

There is no material evidence that outsourcing libraries in Herefordshire would be cheaper or deliver a better service – we know of no contractor with a successful track record of running a library service in a rural setting comparable to Herefordshire.

The current management and staff of Herefordshire libraries are doing a fine job under strained circumstances.


Real change happens when everyday people like you and I come together and stand up for what we believe in.  Together we can reach heaps of people and help create change around this important issue.

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