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Talke Library

Labour Councillors Mike Stubbs and David Allport are angry that Staffordshire County Council are proposing to shut Talke Library.

Talke Library adjoining Springhead Primary school could face closure under Tory controlled Staffordshire County Council plans to slash local services and facilities. The relatively new facility is well used and is also home to the Friends of Talke Library. Educational events and activities are held on a regular basis at the library and the building would be sorely missed.

Councillor David Allport said: “Libraries are not just a place to sit and read. They are community hubs offering a wide range of activities for people of all ages. Some people still don’t own a computer so their only access to the internet is their local library. These cuts to our services are cold and calculating and part of a Tory ideology to shut down public services and offset any responsibility for the community. We must fight back and stand up for the village.”

You can have your say on Library provision in your area by taking part in the public consultation.  Follow the link for more information:

http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/yourcouncil/consultationandfeedback/consultationdetails.aspx?consultationid=lets-talk-libraries-consultation-16-07-14&consultationdeptid=leisure-and-culture