The council has decided that the closure of St. James's Library will save £357,000 of Westminster's £84M cuts target. This 'saving' is minute when weighed against the detrimental social effect the closure will have on Westminster's residents, workers and visitors. At the same time, the council aims to employ two new members of staff who will both be paid more than the Prime Minister from money saved as part of such cuts.
Each year St James's Library makes approximately 70 staff visits to schools and nurseries as well as accommodating 170 school and nursery visits to the library itself. St James's Library is a small but busy library that services, schools, nurseries, residents, students, workers, tourists and the vulnerable throughout London and Westminster.
This library must be protected for all.
Please sign the Petition at the above address and share the link with as many friends, family and associates as possible. You will need an email address and to register a Westminster address and postcode to verify that you live, work or study in Westminster.
If you study at any of the following institutions here are the addresses:
University of Westminster
309 Regent Street
London W1B 2UW
The School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS)
London WC1H 0XG
University College London
London WC1E 6BT
Also here is a list of libraries with their addresses if you work or study there: