R4U is backing resident, parish council and district councillor campaigns to keep community hub libraries open in Thaxted and Stansted Mountfitchet after ECC has announced plans to close 2 of the 4 libraries in the district.
Essex County Council has published its 5 year library strategy in which it indicates that it intends to close both Thaxted and Stansted Mountfitchet libraries, which it says are “not required.” Residents, parish councils and many district councillors oppose the proposed closures.
Tom Wilson and Suzanne Compagnoni from Hands Off Thaxted, Cllr Martin Foley (Lib Dem), Cllr Neil Hargreaves (R4U) outside the threatened Thaxted Library
“Is this the future of Stansted library?” says R4U’s Cllr Petrina Lees
The ECC public consultation on the library closings is from 29 November 2018 to 20 February 2019. More information can be found online at libraries.essex.gov.uk.