Greens support former Lord Mayor’s call for local libraries to be protected

The Green Party today echoed former Lord Mayor of Swansea, Councillor Alan Lloyd, in calling on Swansea Council to protect Swansea’s libraries.

With announcements of cuts and closures to local libraries coming almost daily from across the UK, the Greens are concerned for the future of the smaller libraries in Swansea.

Keith M Ross, Green Party Assembly Candidate for South Wales West said, “Councillor Stuart Rice, the Cabinet Member for Finance, made a very welcome and supportive statement about the central library in the Civic Centre, but there was no mention of the other libraries in Swansea.

“Local libraries are a vital resource for our communities. Not only do they provide access to knowledge and entertainment, but they also play a significant role in reducing social isolation. They are accessible, welcoming, friendly places that are open to all.

“They are a fine example of the “small is beautiful” philosophy, and the Green Party is pledged to fight to preserve them, along with our smaller schools, hospitals and other health facilities.

“We wholeheartedly support the former Lord Mayor’s statement that libraries “… are one of the best things that local government can provide, and we’ve got to maintain them and hang on to them.”

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2 responses to this post.

  1. You can read the article with the former Lord Mayor’s comments here.

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  2. Small article based on our press release appeared on Page 2 of today’s Evening Post – unfortunately not available on their website.

    Reply

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