There is an ongoing Library Consultation in North Yorkshire, finishing on the 8th February 2015. John Dean, the contact person for ‘Save North Yorkshire Libraries’, asks any interested parties to act to defend their library service.

‘Save North Yorkshire Libraries’ suggests that if you are worried about the plans of North Yorkshire County Council for stripping out almost all regular library staff from their libraries please would you:

  • attend any public meetings available to you;
  • write letters to the council;
  • complete NYCC consultation forms, available from libraries or online;


  • visit and write a contribution at ‘Save North Yorkshire Libraries’

The website is at

You may wish to help in some way with a paper petition across North Yorkshire in library towns such as Whitby, Scarborough, Malton, Norton, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside, Helmsley, Easingwold, Thirsk and Ripon. If any North Yorkshire resident is prepared to help send round this petition or collaborate in any way please would they contact the campaign via John Dean of ‘Save North Yorkshire Libraries’. E-mail John at

There is also an online petition being run by Irene Pritchard, a reader at Bentham Library North Yorkshire, via 38 Degrees for which the link is:

Many thanks to all who have helped in any way

John Dean

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