Waltham Abbey library

Waltham Abbey Greens are working with local Labour Party activists and others in the community to defend our library’s services from Essex County Council cuts.

The politically independent Waltham Abbey Community Campaigns group has set up a petition calling on Essex County Council to protect our library, its services and staff.

This is the petition text. You can sign the petition here:


Essex County Council has announced plans to close 25 libraries and to turn a further 19 over to be run by local communities to save money.

Waltham Abbey’s library could have its hours cut from the current 48 per week to just 16, with the majority of staff expected to be volunteers. This could drastically reduce accessibility for working families, put community facilities such as drop-ins under threat and throw away years of experience gained by our paid, dedicated librarians.


We, the undersigned, call on Essex County Council to preserve Waltham Abbey Library’s current hours, services and paid staffing levels.

Make sure that you complete the consultation: https://libraries.essex.gov.uk/libraries-consultation/

Then sign the Essex-wide petition: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-our-essex-libraries