The Stow Library, Bush Fair Library and Staple Tye Library are all under threat of closure.
The main Town centre library had already been scaled down, put up for sale, then the deal was removed.
Currently, it is closed as it's being refurbished to add yet another Cafe to Harlow Town Centre.
I wonder if the very large Chelmsford library can boast a Cafe or even a gym inside it's library.
At the same time Harlow's population is increasing with more housing in and around Harlow, Conservative run Essex County Council want to close libraries.
The reason given by Conservative Councillors ? .............To save money.
Conservative run Essex County Council are trying to close yet even more Community and Culture facilities within Harlow.
Meanwhile, they fail miserably to do their job, what we pay for; repair Potholes in Harlow Roads, Cycle Tracks, Pavements and Street Lighting.
As of 31st March 2019 Conservative run Essex County Council had well over
One Billion & Several Hundred million pounds in reserve but still want to close libraries,to save 2.5 million pounds.
The Four Conservative Councillors representing Harlow at Essex County Council are:
Clive Souter - Harlow West - email
2018 The four Harlow Conservative County Councillors :Total Cost to tax payers= £62,055.76p
2019 The four Harlow Conservative County Councillors :Total Cost to tax payers= £72,929.24p (notice the £10,000 rise)
2020 The four Harlow Conservative County Councillors :Total Cost to tax payers=£70,961.50p (notice the £2,000 drop)
2019 All Essex County Council Councillors: Total cost to tax payers =£1,591,799.34p
2020 All Essex County Council Councillors: Total cost to tax payers =£1,515,153.96p (*notice the £76,645.38p drop)
*Covid must have reduced the amount of spending on parking for meetings.
Essex Conservative County Council announced libraries would remain open run by communities & charities with some initial funding.
Once the funding runs out whoever is running the library has to find the money for computers, broadband, rates, heating and lighting, plus books.
Many will Not be in the original libraries, many more libraries have already closed.
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