Saturday 5th March 2011: March To Defend Leiston Library

Get your banners and placards out again, we’re going to hold a second demonstration against the County Council’s “divest or close” policy for Leiston library. This event is being run with the support of the many local book club groups who are regular users of the library. Let’s try to make this protest even bigger and louder than the last one.

We will meet in the access road leading to Leiston Community Primary School, off King George’s Avenue, from 10.30am. From there we will set off at 11.00am to march down Sizewell Road into Leiston Town Centre, turn right onto the High Street and continue on to the library in Old Post Office Square where we will hold a rally.

  • Speak out against plans to close Leiston library
  • Challenge the County Council’s cuts agenda
  • Fight for libraries, fight for public services

Can you help with distributing posters and leaflets?  You will find an A4 poster and a 2xA5 leaflet to download and print here.  Please help to publicise this important public protest by getting posters and leaflets out to as many people as you can.  There is a lot of support out there – we just need to mobilise it!

If you’re travelling into Leiston by car for the demonstration, please note there will be no parking available at the school. Please make use of other public car parks in Leiston.

Leiston Town Council is planning to hold a meeting with Roger McMaster from Suffolk Library Services on Tuesday 8th March so our march will be a great opportunity to demonstrate to them that the closure of Leiston library is not an option we are prepared to accept.

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3 Responses to Saturday 5th March 2011: March To Defend Leiston Library

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  2. allan staulkey says:

    i would like to lend my support to stop the closure of leiston library, i have been visiting leiston over this last 3years from glasgow tracing my family tree, and have used the library when down at leiston the help from the staff has been wonderfull also the use of computer as a visitor was most helpfull to me. at a time of cut backs the library will be more needed than ever by the people e.g use of the computers, finding out local information and looking up references also the need for books and to get the children interested in the library. this library provides great help to the locals as well as visitors to leiston. i am most greatfull for it being there and would urge the council to rethink on this clousure

    allan staulkey

  3. Pete Kyle says:

    I am a local film maker. I would happily film this to get some publicity, it would be good if someone from the campaign would be willing to do an interview but also do a series of interviews with local people. Basically is anyone prepared to be an interviewer as well as an interviewee??

    email me:

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