Monday, 13 June 2011

Save Our Libraries campaign launched

Wokingham Borough Council has announced plans to award the library services’ contract to a private company in May 2012.

In response, Rachelle Shepherd-DuBey and Anthony Vick have announced the formation of a ‘Save Our Libraries’ campaign and are inviting anybody interested to contact them.

Rachelle Shepherd-DuBey said: “I am appalled by the thought of companies making a profit out of libraries. Libraries should be for the benefit of residents not city sharks.

“I am worried that the only way private companies can make a profit will be to close libraries and increase charges to residents.”

Anthony Vick said: “Anyone who wants to get involved in our Save Our Libraries campaign can contact us at or visit our website at

We will need volunteers to organise petitions and other events at libraries, but as a start you can sign out petition at”