Monday, April 24, 2006

Dorset Library Closures

Budget cuts have been forced on Dorset County Council by central government.

The Administration at County Hall have floated the idea of closing a number of libraries in small towns and villages in order to save money. Included in these is Lytchett Matravers Library (pictured). My colleague Colin Gibb, who's the excellent Conservative District Council candidate for Lytchett Matravers and Morden is spitting about this.

The library is an integral part of the village and Colin will be fighting tooth and nail to keep it open. I'm with him 100%. You can't replace this with a mobile library service.

We'll be lobbying the Conservative Group on the County Council tomorrow to fight to keep the libraries open. Let's hope we get the result we want.

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