Bristolians I've spoken to tell me they want to keep our libraries and work together to make them into the community hubs they can be for the future. We are shocked that the Mayor seems to be ignoring the council decision to invest in this process. I am collecting signatures to show the Mayor we want him to think again and work with us to save our library service.
We, the signatories to this petition, note that on Tuesday 17 February 2015, thanks to determination by the councillors and cross-party co-operation, the council voted to invest £1.2 million in developing Bristol's libraries, alongside local people, into community hubs for the 21st century.
We condemn the sudden decision on 23 February 2015 by the Mayor to announce the closure of seven of Bristol's libraries, effectively ignoring the decision by the council last week.
We note that these libraries belong to the people of Bristol, who need to be involved in their future.
We ask the Mayor to stop, withdraw this list of proposed closures, and stick to the agreement to work with the people of Bristol co-operatively to make our libraries work for the 21st century.