A public meeting is to be held into the potential closure of Pevensey Bay Library.
MP Huw Merriman will be organising the meeting to ensure villagers are aware of the County Council’s proposals and also to encourage them to respond to any impending consultation. A date for the meeting is yet to be announced.
Huw said, “I understand that the County Council’s budgets are under pressure and they have a responsibility to ensure that their resources are allocated as well as possible. However, I also know that the library is a vital hub for the local community of Pevensey and Pevensey Bay. I therefore want to make sure local residents are aware of the proposals from County and, if they want to keep their library, that they respond to the consultation and have their voices heard. Libraries are part of the fabric of community life, providing so much more than a book lending service. My family and I are regular users of our local library which is also under threat, so I know how upsetting it can be to think that your local community may lose something of great value.
“I am currently organising a public meeting in Pevensey, with the help of locally-elected representatives, so that local residents can learn more about the County Council’s proposals and find out how they can respond to the public consultation.”
East Sussex County Council’s Cabinet is due to discuss proposals to close seven libraries across the county, as they look to save £653,000.