Save Nottingham Central Library

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Nottingham City Council has announced that it will sell the building on Angel Row that currently houses our Central Library. The property will be sold to a private developer who will turn it into office space.

Our city has been home to many great writers. Many wonderful writers live here today. Nottingham was recently named a UNESCO City of Literature in recognition of our past and present contributions. Yet during the week of the city’s ‘Festival of Literature’, the council made the decision to sell the Central Library without confirming whether or not the service will be continued elsewhere in the city centre. It is as yet unclear how widely the council consulted on these plans before making a decision. This is an alarming situation.

This is not just about famous writers past and present. It’s about the people who use the Central Library today and those who will use it in the future. This is about saving a library from an uncertain future.

Our fear is that a lack of clarity about the future of our library indicates a lack of clarity on the part of the council about whether or not such a service is needed. We say that our libraries are precious institutions and that we will campaign to keep a central library open.

This petition calls on the council leadership to clearly state that a central library will be retained and that there will not be a long period of interruption to the service. Additionally, we ask for confirmation that:

• no library staff will face redundancy;
• Local History and Archival material will remain easily accessible;
• library stocks will not be diminished;
• a programme of investment and renewal will be put in place.

Most importantly, we ask that regular library users are closely consulted on any and all future plans.

Who's signing

Guillem Perarnau
Paul Bermingham
Jonathan Hughes
Tracey Gibbons
Holly Abernathy
Sue Lovatt
Jack Crawford
Rachel Macdonald-Hulme
Edward Jones
Freya Pipes
Emma Foley
1,686 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Suzanne Monaghan
    signed via 2018-10-14 09:59:01 +0100
  • Stephanie Harding
    signed 2017-11-20 12:12:45 +0000
  • Guillem Perarnau
    signed 2017-09-02 12:41:51 +0100
  • John McDougall
    signed 2017-07-18 17:21:34 +0100
    When i lived in Nottingham the Angel Row library kept me sane. Pity the council isn’t sane, or maybe they think they are? Either way very sad decision .
  • Elnour Elzober
    signed 2017-05-03 13:44:56 +0100
  • Angela Spencer
    signed 2017-04-09 19:13:43 +0100
  • Clifford Walker
    signed 2017-03-02 20:01:03 +0000
    Not only is it an important library, it is also an attractive building. Is this to be another disaster like the demolition of the Evening Post building, or the Weekday Cross railway arches. When will Nottingham City council stop destroying the cities historical heritage and replacing it with modern trash?
  • Eddy Keon
    signed 2017-02-06 10:13:01 +0000
  • Claire Adams
    signed 2017-02-05 13:24:01 +0000
  • Anna Parker
    signed 2017-01-30 12:15:21 +0000
    Typical: valuable and unique public services and resources sold off to be turned into identikit private properties.
  • Abdul-Kareem Abdul-Rahman
    signed 2017-01-29 13:35:42 +0000
  • Paul Bermingham
    signed via 2017-01-19 17:14:40 +0000
  • Rachel Neilan
    signed 2017-01-16 09:54:23 +0000
  • Umaar Kazmi
    signed 2017-01-16 04:39:01 +0000
  • Jonathan Hughes
    signed via 2017-01-07 13:21:53 +0000
    Having the Library at the Centre of the City is a positive Cultural Statement of intent.
  • Tracey Gibbons
    signed 2017-01-05 18:08:12 +0000
  • Holly Abernathy
    signed 2017-01-05 16:26:23 +0000
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  • Sue Lovatt
    signed 2016-12-26 22:50:34 +0000
  • Michael Hulland
    signed 2016-12-26 13:29:24 +0000
  • Cormac DOyle
    signed 2016-12-24 09:18:16 +0000
  • Jack Crawford
    signed 2016-12-21 17:04:26 +0000
  • Richard Hulland
    signed 2016-12-19 15:40:58 +0000
  • Rachel Macdonald-Hulme
    signed 2016-12-19 07:22:36 +0000
  • Jade Bramley
    signed 2016-12-19 06:12:12 +0000
  • Olivia Turner
    signed 2016-12-18 21:56:21 +0000
  • Edward Jones
    signed 2016-12-18 20:43:34 +0000
  • Freya Pipes
    signed 2016-12-18 20:37:41 +0000
  • Emma Foley
    signed 2016-12-18 20:31:32 +0000
  • Emma Blyth
    signed 2016-12-18 19:18:27 +0000
  • Austin Ashwell
    signed 2016-12-18 19:02:02 +0000
    My love of literature would not have happened without library books.

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