LYMM residents have launched a new petition to save their library following a public consultation meeting with LiveWire about plans to replace the service with a lending locker.

Parish Cllr Graham Gowland (LD) launched a campaign to save the Davies Way library after more than 150 people attended LiveWire’s meeting at Lymm Hotel to hear about the proposed closures.

He said: “It was clear from the meeting that feelings were very strong. People hold their library in very high esteem and don’t want to lose it.

“The consultation period is very short so we decided we had no time to lose before we got a “Save our Library” campaign underway.

“A large number of people offered their active support. We have launched a petition to support our case and we are in close touch with colleagues in Stockton Heath and with the organisers of the Warrington-wide 38degrees petition.”

He said the campaign would target Warrington Borough Council as they are ‘demanding’ cuts in funding.

Cllr Gowland added: “We quite understand that the way libraries are used has changed in recent years but libraries are more than just lenders of books.

“They are at the heart of communities and particularly valued by the young and the elderly. It is Warrington Council which is demanding cuts in funding and our campaign will be aimed at making the Council’s Executive Board change its mind.”

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