Residents to come up with plan to save library from closure

PUBLISHED: 15:30 31 January 2018

People protesting the closure of Cheddar Library.

People protesting the closure of Cheddar Library.

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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.

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