Lakenheath Library – Dates for your Diary

Following on from the initial work to get the community behind a bid to keep our local Library open, there are two dates for your diary firstly the Lakenheath Parish Council will discuss the matter at the Parish Council meeting on Monday 7th February at the Lakenheath Methodist Church Hall from 7:00pm and then I have booked the Lakenheath Peace Memorial Hall for Thursday March 10th from 7:30pm for a village meeting, Poster will be going up shortly.

I have been able to get the area libraries Officer Lisa Elmer to attend the Parish Council meeting and she and the Head of Suffolk Library Services Roger McMaster will be there on the 10th March to help explain the challenge before us.

If you want to read about the scale of the challenge before us have a look at the various consultation papers at

http://colin.suffolkcc.gov.uk/Communicating/News/LibrariesConsultation2011.htm

This meeting is not about protesting at the proposed closure but about how much we as a village value our Library and if we do, what, are we going to collectively do to keep it open.

Are we prepared to volunteer to run it? Are we prepared as a community to take on the building? Can we find ways lower the running cost and possibly even make it pay for itself? How about a community coffee shop and cyber café? Can the local charities offer financial support?

For my part I am happy to facility the meeting on the 10th March and to be involved in an action group and if we are able to come up with a solution; I would be delighted to be on a future management board, I am also talking with the Charities I am involved in to see what tangible support we could offer.

So please come along to both meetings and lets discuss how we work together to keep our library open.

About askcolinnoble
I'm a Conservative politician-lite, I dabble a bit in Party Politics with my main focus of working hard and being a strong voice for my community making sure local government delivers quality services and fellow residents get value for money for their hard earned money they pay in Council tax | Where this Gravatar appears and I am expressing my views or liking something I do so in a personal capacity and does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Suffolk County Council, Forest Heath District Council, the Conservative Party or come to think of it anyone else | But having said the above at an election time and to stay legal anything I write is promoted by Kerry Buist on behalf of Colin Noble, both at West Suffolk Conservative Association, Unit 8, Swan Lane Business Park, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7FN

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