Read In Protest At Brackley Library
|Author: Kate Nash||Published: 11th January 2018 10:37|
Concerned library users in Brackley are planning a “read-in” this Friday (12th January 2018), the penultimate day of Northamptonshire County Council’s libraries consultation, to peacefully demonstrate against NCC’s proposed cuts to the library service.
The read-in begins at 3pm and will go on past the library’s official closing time of 6pm. A similar protest event is also taking place at Oundle Library at the same time.
- BBC South East (TV crew) will be coming to Brackley to speak to anyone affected by the proposed library closure. Local residents are invited to be outside the library for 1pm if you wish to speak to them.
- The Save Brackley Library Campaign has published an Impact Assessment on the Potential Closure of Brackley Library (enclosed) using the toolkit created by the Government for county councils to ensure they were fulfilling their statutory duty to provide a comprehensive library service.
- “NCC have not been detailed enough in the impact documentation they have provided prior to the libraries consultation. Their grading of Brackley Library as a so-called “medium sized” library when Brackley is the largest town in South Northamptonshire and geographically best accessible to many villages is completely wrong,” said Louise Stubbs.
- BBC South East (TV crew) will be coming to Brackley on Friday to speak to anyone affected by the proposed library closure. Local residents are invited to be outside the library for 1pm if you wish to speak to them.