Tuesday, 16 February 2016

WestBerks Council Threatens to Close Theale library

West Berkshire Council are proposing to close all their libraries, except that in Newbury, to save money. The proposed closures include Theale. They are consulting on the closures until 7th March. It is very important for everyone who cares about Theale Library to respond to the consultation urgently. Possible reasons include: 
  • difficulty of getting to Newbury library by public transport for those without use of a car
  • expense of getting to Newbury library will put off those on low incomes or benefits
  • closure will stop children attending literacy sessions
  • it would make life very difficult for those who rely on using computers in libraries to access the housing list and universal benefit websites
  • closure will have a large negative impact on older people who rely on the library for a variety of reading matter
  • closure of the library will discourage children from reading 

But please add your own reasons!

Please respond to the consultation, then sign my petition to Save Theale Library.

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