meeting to be held tonight on plans to close Highbridge
public meeting is to be held tonight (Thursday) on controversial
proposals to cut library services across Somerset, which include
the possible closure of Highbridge Library.
North West Somerset Branch of the Labour Party and Bridgwater and
District Trades Union Council and are unhappy at the plans and have
organised a public meeting "to oppose plans that threaten Highbridge
will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 8th February at Highbridge
Social Club in Church Street, Highbridge when all will be welcome.
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
considered by county councillors says the cutbacks are expected
to deliver between £300,000 and £520,000 of annual savings
Chapple, Secretary of Bridgwatwer Trades Union Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The aim of the meeting is to set up a local campaign group
that can maximise the pressure on Somerset County Council to ensure
Highbridge Library remains open as a professional and directly staffed
adds: "It is vital that this campaign is as broadly-based as
possible. We want everyone in Highbridge who cares about their library
service, regardless of political affiliation, to come and take part."
County Council says that Highbridge Library has a catchment population
of 6,786 people, but it has just 288 active borrowers, and an annual
footfall of 3,786 people.