chance to have your say: Highbridge library consultation to end
in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are being urged to have their say
on the future of Somerset library services before the consultation
finishes this Wednesday (13th June).
first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com, Somerset
County Council says Highbridge Library could close under its
cost-cutting proposals unless local volunteers are found to keep
have had their say, but with county council's consultation due to
end on Wednesday (13th June), time is running out for those yet
to take part. To take part call into Highbridge library or go online
for the 'Save Highbridge Library' campaign said: "We are clear
that we think that Highbridge Library should remain open, our preference
would be that the county continues to run it with paid library staff.
We feel strongly that Highbridge library needs longer opening hours."
Library is an important part of the town centre, and should be a
key part of the town's future."
David Hall, Somerset County Councils Cabinet Member with responsibility
for libraries, added: "Id like to thank everyone who
has completed the survey so far. Your voice really does count and
once the consultation ends on Wednesday, the results will be analysed
and final decisions will be made later this year."
urge everyone who is yet to have their say to complete the survey
online or call into your local library. This really is your last
chance to tell us your thoughts on our proposals."
council's proposals show that for 12 libraries, there will be no
change. These include Burnham-On-Sea, Bridgwater, Chard, Frome,
Glastonbury, Langport, Minehead, Taunton, Wells, Williton, Wincanton
15 libraries, the council says that community support may be required
to keep the buildings open: Highbridge, Bishops Lydeard, Bruton,
Castle Cary, Milborne Port, Nether Stowey, North Petherton, Porlock,
Priorswood (Taunton), Somerton, South Petherton, Street, Sunningdale
(Yeovil), Watchet and Wiveliscombe.
proposals also highlight that seven library buildings may remain
unchanged or may require community support to remain open: Cheddar,
Crewkerne, Dulverton, Ilminster, Martock, Shepton Mallet and Wellington.