The excellent blog – The Bookworm Turns has for the past few weeks tracked the progress of the discussions over the future of the libraries in Walsall. At the cabinet meeting tomorrow (17th November) the future of these libraries will be finally decided.
At the moment we have 16 libraries in Walsall and some think up to 8 could be closed and Pheasey has to be a consideration given the already limited opening times but ANY closure of any library is to be regretted even when money is tight. I look back at when I used to visit the old library opposite the shops and must have read hundreds of books from there from Wilbur Smith to World War 2 history books.
We have heard little from the local councillors (all three being in cabinet does not help) at the moment so if Pheasey is to be closed they will have to answer to the voters of Pheasey, whose nearest library would be at Kingstanding, obviously in Birmingham.
No matter the economic circumstances should access to reading ever be limited ?