‘Save libraries’ campaign asks local MP to stay OUT of it

Paul Maynard MP.

Paul Maynard MP: The way people are talking about him, his ears must be burning.

This is interesting:

160509 To Paul Maynard

In case you’re wondering, here are a few more details:

“Lancashire County Council have had their government funding cut by a further £262 million & are now only able to provide statutory services. As a result of funding cuts, 40 libraries & several important museums across Lancashire are to close. Lancashire’s (& Britain’s) history is being thrown away.

“The library & museum closure programme;
• is a disastrous decision for both Lancashire & the North West
• County Museum Service has been carefully & professionally built up since the mid-1970s,
• consider likely response of bodies such as HLF who have invested £millions,
• was regarded as one of the finest public library services in Western Europe,
• libraries are community hubs,
• closure of 40 libraries challenged under 1964 PLMA legislation
• over 100 libraries lost last year, 441 since 2010”

I took the above from a UK government e-petition calling for the Conservative Government to “Stop Lancashire’s tragic library & museum closures by proper government funding”.

Mr Maynard is invited not to participate.

But you can sign the petition here, if you like.

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5 thoughts on “‘Save libraries’ campaign asks local MP to stay OUT of it

  1. jeffrey davies

    toerags hay but here at neath our rates gone up by around 300 pounds stinging the peasants yet again

  2. David Penson

    And quite right too, why on earth did they invite him in the first place, the so called new caring sharing Tories are a charade a clever act of compassion, they will stab you in the back at the first opportunity , believe me I have personal experience of it here in Bracknell. David Penson

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