Public meeting over threatened Sheffield library

Broomhill's threatened library
Broomhill's threatened library
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The first of two public meetings to discuss library provision in a Sheffield suburb takes place this evening.

Sheffield Council has organised the event, between 7pm and 9pm at Beacon Methodist Church, Fulwood Road.

A second meeting will take place at 10.30am on Saturday, November 9, at the same venue.

Broomhill Library, on Taptonville Road, is one of 15 branches which will close unless community groups or other third parties are willing to take them over.

A Broomhill Forum spokesman said: “We would urge residents to attend either or both of these meetings to make their views known. Broomhill has one of the highest usage rates of all libraries in the city.”

Two petitions are being circulated in Broomhill calling for the library to be reprieved. The council said it has to save £1.6 million from its library budget as part of continued cuts.