Wells MP backs library fight

PUBLISHED: 11:00 17 February 2018

MP James Heappey with the Friends Of Cheddar Library.

MP James Heappey with the Friends Of Cheddar Library.


An MP has offered his support to a Somerset library which is at risk of being closed.

Wells MP James Heappey, whose constituency includes Cheddar, has backed the Friends of Cheddar Library as it looks to work with Somerset County Council to ensure the village’s library remains open.

The council has announced proposed closures, among other options, to 15 of the area’s 24 libraries to cut costs.

It has been proposed the library could provide services through either a partnership with the local community or through an additional mobile library stop.

Mr Heappey said: “Libraries play such an important role in our community and in Chedddar’s case, there is no other library for miles.

“I have offered my support as it tries to find a way of working with the council to keep the library open.”

A meeting will be held in the village hall, in Church Street, on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

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