Petition launched to save Holderness Road Library

Earlier today a petition was launched to save Holderness Road Library which has been threatened with closure.

The launch of the petition follows the approval by Labour councillors yesterday to consult over the closure and other cuts to the library service.

Drypool ward’s Lib Dem councillors, Adam Williams and Linda Chambers, launched the petition and are working to try and save the library.

Adam said: “If Holderness Road Library were to shut it would be devastating news for many people. It is the only remaining library facility in our area and because it’s in the Customer Service Centre near ASDA it is well used.”

“I don’t know what Labour councillors have against our area. In 2005 they shut Garden Village Library and James Reckitt Library. Earlier this year they axed the mobile library which services our areas. With all the money they seem to waste on consultants and office space, you have to wonder if they have got their priorities right.”

“Alongside local residents we are determined to fight the closure of Holderness Road Library,” added Adam.

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