June 22, 2011
library volunteers come forward after fresh appeal
of volunteers have come forward to offer their help in running
Highbridges closure-threatened library.
It comes after an appeal was published on Burnham-On-Sea.com
last week amid fears
by several town councillors that the library would not be a viable
going concern without a big team of helpers.
Town council clerk Eileen Shaw told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week:
"The good news is that the majority of the volunteers who
previously expressed an interested in helping the library are
still keen to help us. We have about 27 people in all, which is
a good number."
The future of the library is due to be discussed again by the
Town Council at its next meeting on Monday 4th July.
the confirmation from Somerset County Council that funding for
the library will be withdrawn with effect from 1st October, the
Town Council is negotiating a deal with the County Council to
ensure a library service is maintained in Highbridge.
reported earlier this
month that councillors had expressed concerns about the viability
of the library.