Polegate School Children Protest Against Potential Library Closure

Wednesday 4th October 2017

eastbourne buzz news - Polegate Library Protest

Students from Polegate School have marched in protest to proposals to close the town’s library.

The site is one of seven earmarked for potential closure by East Sussex County Council, who are looking to save £653,000. A consultation into the proposals is running until December and can be found in libraries or online.

The Year 6 pupils were joined by the town’s MP, Maria Caulfield, who said, “Speaking to them during the march it is clear that the children of Polegate School are so passionate about their local library and are determined to keep it open. The children had made banners and leaflets, and had even created a song to show how much they love their library.

“I urge all local residents to take part in the County Council Library Consultation so that children in Polegate, and Ringmer whose library is also under threat, can continue to have access to a local library.”

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