Residents to come up with plan to save library from closure
PUBLISHED: 15:30 31 January 2018
People in Cheddar are encouraging villagers to help come up with a plan which can save their library.
Somerset County Council announced new cost-cutting plans which could result in the closure of 15 libraries, including those in Cheddar and Highbridge.
The council gave people in Cheddar three options – to make no changes, to provide services through a volunteer scheme or to have a mobile library.
Friends of Cheddar Library (FOCL) chairman Sue Purkiss said: “Clearly the mobile library option is completely inadequate for a community this size.
“A partnership with the village would mean it being run entirely by volunteers with no guaranteed funding and little likelihood of sufficient volunteers.”
The FOCL is hosting a public meeting at the village hall, in Church Street, on February 20 at 7.30pm.
They also urge people to take part in the council’s consultation by April 22.