Campaigners are staging a sit in at Brackley library today, as they fight to stop it being closed.
We're into the last two days of a county council consultation on the cost-saving measure. The read-in begins at 3pm and will go on past the library’s official closing time of 6pm. A similar protest event is also taking place at Oundle Library at the same time.
Chair of Save Brackley Library Campaign Louise Stubbs said, “Having now heard from dozens of residents struggling to complete NCC’s libraries consultation survey, we are determined to have their voices heard. We believe the design makes it particularly difficult for large numbers of people to complete, especially for older library users, children and those with difficulties such as dyslexia. Asking what could be done to “mitigate the impact” of a library closure they do not want is simply confusing to many people. The questionnaire goes on for 22 pages, often repeating itself, with a confusing layout. The same information could have been collected in a 3-page survey.”