HESWALL LIBRARY under threat
Following the Cabinet meeting of the 7 December 2O15, Wirral Council announced their intention to embark on a 'robust and meaningful consultation of the budget proposals'.
The Council Library Team said "We are already seeing community organisations. groups and volunteers take an active role in running their local library; we know that Wirral residents value their libraries and believe therefore that we can encourage more of this work.”
Steve Anderson, Acting Chair of the Society, said: “The Library is one of only a few places in Heswall that provides a valuable focus for the community and hence it is important that all efforts are made to keep it open. The Heswall Society very much endorses the view of Professor Lee, Co-Chair of Friends of Wirral Libraries Forum, that the Council should now work together with Friends and other Community Groups and interested parties over the next year, to produce a model for an affordable library service that reflects its statutory duties and meets the needs of all Wirral residents.”