Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Cambridge City Council passes motion supporting city's libraries

Members of Cambridge City Council have passed a motion to support the library network and seek assurances about the future of the city's libraries.

At last Thursday's full council meeting, councillors voted unanimously to pass the motion, which was put forward by Cllr Mike Pitt, ward member for King's Hedges and a member of FOAL.

The motion reads: "This council applauds the role the library network plays in Cambridge in social cohesion, educational development, life-long learning, facilities for households with no study space and in the wider well-being of city residents. The council notes the value of the whole service across Cambridgeshire.

"This council regrets that the County Council Cabinet has to date failed to rule out library closures, which would be irreversible, and requests that the Leader of this council writes to the Leader of the County Council to seek assurance that all current libraries in Cambridge will remain open."

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