Halesworth Library Saved by Town Council

Last year there were concerns that Halesworth’s beloved public library may be under threat due to lack of funding, but now its future is assured thanks to the efforts of Halesworth Town Council.

Local councillor and head of the Halesworth Library working party Dr Andrew Jones told the EDP: “Halesworth Town Council believes that our library is so important a part of the town’s social fabric and educational infrastructure, that it should meet this cost through a small equitable charge on the local rate.”

The investment by the council ensures that local library services will not face cuts, but Dr Jones added that further fundraising may be necessary: “The working party firmly believes that, although fundraising may well become necessary, this should be not to protect the existing service, but to produce something even better.”

Dr Jones will speak at Halesworth Library on the 4th of February, discussing the library’s future, adding: “There is still a lot of uncertainty about the future of library management in Suffolk and it will be an attempt to balance the value of the library and recognise this uncertainty.”

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