‘SAVE OUR LIBRARIANS – NO CLOSURES BY STEALTH’ COUNTY-WIDE DAY OF ACTION THIS SATURDAY

This is from the Save Our Libraries Essex (SOLE) Facebook page

Campaigners slam Essex County Council for continuing secrecy on takeovers – Council pledged to reveal library bidders ‘within three months’ back in August

From Harlow in south-west Essex to Manningree in the north-east of the county, library campaigners are staging an Essex wide day of action this Saturday (25th January). The libraries campaign SOLE last year successfully prevented the imminent closure of a third of libraries in Essex, but claim the revised proposals amount to a ‘closure plan by stealth’ for local libraries. In Chelmsford a demonstration will be held from midday to 1pm in the High Street (near Lloyds), which will be addressed by the Headteacher of Saint John Payne Catholic School Tom Coen, the deputy leader of Chelmsford City Council Marie Goldman, and local library campaigners. In Colchester protesters will gather outside Colchester Library in Trinity Square…

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