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Rescue group determined to save library from axe

Published date: 05 February 2014 |
Published by: Nathan Rowden
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A THREATENED village library is still fighting for its life after a rescue group stepped in to keep it open.

The library service in Wrexham needs to save £92,000 as part of more than £13m worth of cuts the council has to find in the 12 months from April 1.

An executive board decision earlier last month agreed to shut two libraries in Brymbo and Gresford in April if alternative groups or community councils did move in to take them on.

But after a public meeting a committee has been formed which now has three months to find a way to save the future of the cherished facility in Gresford.

A steering committee made up of 12 local people has been set up to look at ways of running the service to sure it keeps going.

A meeting is scheduled for the near-future, when the committee will look at models from around the country where other libraries have successfully been taken on by independent trusts.

The rescue group will be tasked with looking at how such an organisation can save money and identify potential locations for housing the library, including the present site on Vicarage Hill.

Gresford councillor Andrew Bailey said: “Those at the meeting asked questions as to the reasons for Gresford being selected [as a library to close], which include the costs per visit, restrictions on the building from a council point of view and the lack of recent investment.”

Cllr Bailey said he was “heartened by the support from the village for the library service”.

To join the committee or offer help and advice email Andrew.bailey@wrexham.gov.uk or call 01978 855144.

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