ePetition details

Save Stafford Shire Hall

We the undersigned petition the council to reconsider and reverse the proposals to remove the Library, Gallery and other facilities from the Shire Hall and sell the building.

The Shire Hall in its present form is an essential part of Stafford's Cultural Quarter (Public Library, Gallery, Theatre and William Salt Library). In addition it houses the Sensory Room which is an indispensible resource for children especially those with Special Needs.

The sale of the Shire Hall may lead to a use which is not appropriate to a building of such historic and cultural significance to the people of Stafford.

Started by: Derek Hickman

This ePetition ran from 20/12/2013 to 12/02/2014 and has now finished.

955 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

The paper and on-line petitions combined have resulted in 2,915 valid signatures in relation to this issue. This is enough to trigger the Council’s Petitions Scheme and a debate at the relevant Select Committee. As a result the matter will be debated at the Prosperous Staffordshire Select Committee on the 7 March 2014.

The meeting will start at 2pm and is open to the public to attend. The meeting will take place in County Buildings, Stafford A copy of the agenda for the meeting can be found via the link


The relevant Cabinet Member and senior officer will be on hand to respond to issues raised and the committee will consider what further action, if any, it may take following the debate.