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Library closures shelved

A surprise announcement by Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees this week revealed that plans to close 17 of the city’s 27 libraries has been shelved - for now.

It’s good news for campaigners, Love Bristol Libraries and Westbury Library Group, who’ve fought so hard to keep the local libraries open. 

Westbury Library was earmarked to close under all three choices on the public consultation. The decision was put on hold in November when a motion to reconsider proposals to save £1.4 million and protect the future of Bristol’s libraries, was passed at the council by just one vote.

A cabinet report is due at the end of June setting out plans for how the administration can invest to keep every single library in Bristol open.

 

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