Headteachers calls on people to complete library questionnaire

PUBLISHED: 14:00 02 April 2018

Retired Cheddar headmaster Keith Herring pleas with council to save Cheddar Library from closure.

Retired Cheddar headmaster Keith Herring pleas with council to save Cheddar Library from closure.

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A former headteacher has made an impassioned plea to save a village’s library from being closed down.

Keith Herring, who used to lead Kings Of Wessex Upper Community School, has called for people to have their say on the closure of Cheddar’s library, in Union Street.

The library, along with another one in Highbridge, is at risk of closing after the Government announced it would be cutting budgets to local authorities, leading to Somerset County Council launching a consultation on the libraries’ futures.

Mr Herring said: “The village is a hub for Cheddar Valley education and schools need close links with a public library – this flourishing library must stay.”

He argued the village is unique as it acts as a nationally known tourist centre thanks to the gorge.

The Friends of Cheddar Library is urging people to attend a drop-in session tomorrow (Friday) from 2.30-4.30pm to find out 
more.

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