July 5, 2011
group formed to save Highbridge Library from closure
that Highbridge Library can be saved from closure were given a
further boost on Monday (July 4th) when a new group was formed
to concentrate on the rescue of the facilities.
group of seven town and county councillors, pictured here, has
been formed to save the Market Street library from closure.
group comprises county councillors Peter Burridge-Clayton and
John Woodman in advisory roles, with town councillors Helen Groves,
Pat Burge, Alan Miller, Paul Young and Martin Cox.
the recent confirmation from Somerset County Council that funding
for the library will be withdrawn from 1st October, the Town Council
has been negotiating a deal with County Hall to ensure a library
service is maintained in Highbridge - and the new group will be
taking these crucial talks forward.
Burnham-On-Sea.com reported last
month that dozens of volunteers had come forward to offer
their help in running the library after we published an appeal
for helpers. Town Clerk Eileen Shaw said 27 people have given
emerged on Monday evening that a 'Plan B' is also being investigated
so that if a judicial review into library closures across Somerset
fails, a second route can be progressed.