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Pressure grows to reverse Fulwood library decision

Posted on - 14th September, 2016 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, News, Politics
Fulwood library, built in 1939, could soon be closed

Fulwood library, built in 1939

The fight to save Fulwood Library from closure is not over, with a “Call In” meeting now being held on Thursday 22 September to challenge the council decision.

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Campaigners fighting to save Fulwood Library from closure urged a Preston MP to trigger a ‘call-in’ process to have Lancashire County Council’s plans examined.

The meeting will be held at County Hall, Preston at 3pm.

Related: Fulwood Library fight ‘not over’ as Preston MP to call-in closure decision with government

The library is one of many due to close on Friday 30 September after the county council’s cabinet approved the closure plans earlier this month.

The Meeting will allow councillors to challenge the decision of Fulwood Library’s Closure with the Secretary of State for Culture, Karen Bradley, and consider whether to ‘Call In’ the cabinet decision in relation to the Property Strategy.

Jane Porter outside the library with her petition

Jane Porter outside the library with her petition

 

Jane Porter, local campaigner, said: “I think it should be an interesting meeting”.

Special meetings of the county council’s Scrutiny Committee, such as this one, are called after a minimum of 5 county councillors request it.

The “Call In” was requested by the following County Councillors;

  • CC Albert Atkinson
  • CC Susie Charles
  • CC Gina Dowding
  • CC Geoff Driver CBE
  • CC Michael Green
  • CC Bev Murray
  • CC Kim Snape

Mary Duckett, local campaigner, said: “The fight is not over but we need more Fulwood residents backing us in any way they can.”

What do you think about the decision? Do you support a call-in? Let us know your views in the comments below

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