Policy Statement: Libraries, Arts & Museums

You said:

Our libraries and museums are important and we don’t want them reduced or closed.

We believe that our libraries and museums exist to educate, inform and serve our communities and have the ability to boost literacy and life-long prospects for all. Our libraries provide welcoming spaces for reading and borrowing books, socialising, clubs, exhibitions, professional assistance, internet access and help in job-hunting.

We will not allow the closing of libraries. They are community hubs that we believe should be invested in, not cut. We will work to ensure that the proper funding is in place for our libraries, museums, arts and other community facilities. And to further help maintain their funding and relevance, we will seek to maximise the tourist value of our museums, arts and other heritage assets.