Crosby & Blundellsands Labour Action Team urges people to take p

Ben Murphy and Veronica Bennett


Crosby & Blundellsands Labour Action Team is urging everyone to have their say about the future of library services in Sefton in the final few days of a borough-wide consultation.

Sefton Council launched a public consultation into the future of its library service after the Tory-Lib Dem Government slashed its funding.

From the 2010 General Election when the Tories and Lib Dems came to power, through to the next General Election in 2015, Sefton Council will have had £324.5m slashed from its budget

The Tory-Lib Dem cuts are threatening vital services throughout Sefton.

Crosby's Carnegie Library on College Road could be one of the victims of the government's cuts.

Blundellsands Ward Labour Councillor Veronica Bennett said people throughout Crosby need to take part in the consultation to let Sefton Council know how valued the library service is.

Cllr Bennett said: "People need to have their say on the future of our library service. I have seen a presentation from Sefton officers about the library consultation. The officers informed us that the respondents to the consultation has been really low so far.

"The consultation itself runs until Monday (January 14), so time is rapidly running out for people to have their say.

"It is absolutely crucial that people from throughout the Crosby and Blundellsands area all take part. We need to let Sefton Council know how important our library services are to our communities."

Crosby and Blundellsands Labour Action Team member Ben Murphy said: "Our libraries are vital parts of our communities. But services are threatened because of the Tory-Lib Dem Government's extreme cuts to Sefton's budget.

"None of us want to see any of our libraries closed. That's why we need as many people as possible to take part in the consultation.

"There are forms in each of the libraries and online for people to fill in. Everyone needs to take part and have their say."


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