Library funding plea is 'ignored' by local parish councils
funding' to save Highbridge Library from closure has not been secured
from local parish councils, it has emerged.
and Highbridge Town Council has written to the parish councils surrounding
Highbridge to see whether they would be willing to contribute towards
the costs of keeping the facilities open.
comes after Somerset County Council held a libraries consultation
process earlier this year and said Highbridge library may close
if volunteers and other funding cannot be found.
Council Clerk Tatiana Cant revealed at a council meeting: "We
have written to the local parish councils and sadly no funding has
appears that there are very few users of the library in the surrounding
parishes and so funding is unlikely to be found."
October, Somerset County Council will announce the results of its
consultation process and formally confirm whether the facilities
will be saved or be closed to save costs.
profile campaign to save the library was run earlier in the year
which raised hopes that it may be saved.
Town Clerk said she felt that "there is still time to negotiate
with the County Councils" and that there are still hopes that
the library can be saved.