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Read In Protest At Brackley Library

Author: Kate Nash Published: 11th January 2018 10:37
Local residents plan 'read in' protest against proposed library cuts adn 'inaccessible' lbiraries consultation. Local residents plan 'read in' protest against proposed library cuts adn 'inaccessible' lbiraries consultation.

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.
“Having now heard from dozens of residents struggling to complete NCC’s libraries consultation survey, we are determined to have their voices heard. We believe the design makes it particularly difficult for large numbers of people to complete, especially for older library users, children and those with difficulties such as dyslexia. Asking what could be done to “mitigate the impact” of a library closure they do not want is simply confusing to many people. The questionnaire goes on for 22 pages, often repeating itself, with a confusing layout. The same information could have been collected in a 3-page survey,” said Louise Stubbs, chair of Save Brackley Library Campaign.

  • 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.
On Saturday 13th January Brackley Library is hosting an Author Showcase and will be visited by bestselling authors Bella Osborne and Faith Martin as well as local authors Sue Bentley, Louise Walters, Dennis Carey and Susanna M. Newstead and local literary agent Kate Nash. The event runs from 11am to 3pm and is free to attend.
 
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