Lib Dems oppose plans to close Holderness Road Library

Opposition Lib Dem councillors are calling for a library earmarked for closure to be kept open.

Holderness Road Library in East Hull has been earmarked for closure as part of the Library Strategy, which also calls for a 28% reduction in all libraries except Central Library.

Lib Dem councillors oppose the plans which will go before Labour councillors at a Cabinet meeting on Monday.

The proposals follow attempts last year to close Anlaby Park Library, and the decision to close the Mobile Library Service which is due to be implemented later this year.

Councillor Linda Chambers, representing Drypool ward where the library is based, said: "We will of course be campaigning to keep Holderness Road Library open. A year and a half ago Lib Dem Councillors and the community fought success, fully to keep Anlaby Park Library open - I know we can do it again.

"Labour Councillors can't be allowed to keep cutting back vital community services at the same time as they waste millions on consultants and buying office space they don't need."

"The library provides an important service to the local community, and I hope Labour Councillors will think again," added Linda.

Holderness ward councillor Jackie Dad commented: "The library is a convenient facility for people in the area to use. I of course oppose the proposals and will work to ensure that the library remains open.”

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