Day 8 – Oxford Save Our Libraries Campaign (Video)
April 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
The Oxford Save Our Libraries campaign has put fear into the MPs of Oxford. Public meetings of over 300 people in each of the local communities around the city are putting real pressure on politicians to stop these precious services from being cut.
The cross-party local campaign has had the backing of famous local authors like Philip Pullman, and thousands of signatures from residents who want to keep the libraries open. Young families and the elderly are particularly reliant on the services provided by librarians. The council were planning to close twenty libraries – now planners are being forced back to the drawing board.
We met Stephanie Kitchen and Irene Statton from the local campaign, who explained how they’ve been building the campaign.