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Liverpool City Council delays plan to shut 11 libraries

Plans to close 11 out of Liverpool's 19 public libraries have been put on hold following a cabinet meeting.

They were approved but Labour Mayor Joe Anderson said there would also be a four-week consultation. over the scheme to save 2.5m in three years.

Protesters lobbied the cabinet meeting with a 10,000-signature petition handed in by children's author Alan Gibbons.

Green Party councillors had warned Mr Anderson that the decision needed more scrutiny.

Mr Gibbons said he did not want the former City of Culture to become a "City of Philistinism" and a "cultural wasteland".

It's really a pity, if they have to close any of them, but a survey suggests that, at least a couple of them, were hardly used! Forum Index -> Liverpool News & Chat
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