Monday, 13 December 2010
The County Council evidently has no regard for the quality of life of local people.
It's really good to see a campaign going to save Bury Knowle library and I look forward to the protest meeting this coming Saturday.
The County Council evidently has no regard for the quality of life of local people. Libraries are an irreplaceable resource for old and oung alike. For some elderly people they help break through isolation, for kids and school and college they are a quiet place to study (some, unfortunately, cannot easily fuind anywhere else) and for all children they are a gateway to the joy of books and stories. As I've found out as a school governor, this latter is also one of the best ways to get kids into learning.
When parts of our area have among the lowest levels of educational attainment in Britain at the moment (in large part due to the mess the County Council has made of the school placement system) closing the local library would be a significant blow to our communities.
My Labour colleagues and I will do all we can together with local people and anyone else who will help in a joint effort to save the library.
With best wishes,
Councillor Mike Rowley
(Barton and Sandhills Ward)