We believe that Libraries are a vital part of the Borough and recognise the importance of having trained Libraries run by trained librarians. We believe that it is vital to have "quiet space" for students to study.
We believe that closure of the service would cause untold damage to the citizens of Barnet and is totally opposed by the vast majority of the population.
----- Original Message -----To: Roger TichborneCc: Hillan, Cllr Lynne Conservative ; Harper, Cllr Andrew Conservative ; Walkley, Nick ; Alex Hayes ; Rachel Sharp ; email@example.comSent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 2:04 PMSubject: RE: Extremely Urgent : Library consultation
Dear Mr Tichborne.
Thank you for your invitation for a festive drink. I am afraid that I will be unable to join you.
However council by-laws state that petitions should be handed into the council’s Democratic Services Manager if they are to be properly recorded so I suggest that you make contact with firstname.lastname@example.org
I have to say I do not recognise the plans you outline in your petition. Unlike other boroughs where there have been announcements about making dramatic cuts to library service, Barnet is holding a discussion about how we can best provide an effective service into the future. This should involve us looking at new models of how we provide this service to residents and indeed this approach has been praised by the Museum and Library Archives Council, who recently carried out a peer review of our process.
Our official library consultation closes on the 17, so please feel free to contribute at www.barnet.gov.uk.
All the best