Library campaigners deserve better

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The Broomhill Library Action Group was formed in November and has done a great job in difficult circumstances.

I agree with their view that the library closure assessment has not been credible or robust and is “driven entirely by budget cutbacks” (Star, January 28).

Library campaign groups submitted 12 petitions with more than 22,000 signatures to the council meeting on January 8. The response was to refer them to the Economic and Environmental Wellbeing Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee on February 18.

Some campaign groups have responded negatively to invitations to attend this meeting – and who can blame them?

The Labour-led Council should heed the Green Party’s call to completely rethink its proposals for the library service.

Library campaigns deserve better than this shabby end to a flawed consultation process.

Brian Webster, Broomhill Green Party