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Lewisham Library Service SE13

Location: UK » London » SE
Sector: Libraries

Lewisham council voted to close 5 libraries out of 12 after a seven month consultation with a pre-determined decision.  These will be replaced by so-called community libraries with many fewer books and undetermined amount of council money, no cost/benefit analysis on the “savings”, the loss of 19/20 jobs. These 5 libraries rack up visit figures of 327,000 pa and 264,000 issues pa. 

The petitions to keep them open showed 25,443 signatures. 

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