Pembroke Town Council
Members of Pembroke Town Council are united in their opposition to Pembrokeshire County Council's plans to close Pembroke Library and Tourist Information Centre as part of a cost saving exercise.
Unless an alternative funding source can be found, proposals to be discussed at the County Council's Cabinet Meeting in June are likely to recommend the closure of the town's Library and Tourist Information Centre to be replaced with a mobile library service.
Town Councillors who have set up a sub-committee to fight the proposal stated:
"Whilst fully appreciating the savings that the County Council need to make, it would be a very short sighted decision for the County Council to close these vital community services in Pembroke. Libraries play an essential role in community life, whilst the Tourist Information Centre is an extremely important service for visitors to the Town. The costs of running both services is in the region of £30,000 per annum which is hardly a significant cost saving given its importance to residents and visitors alike. I would hope that all residents of the Town will be united in their opposition to these proposals."
A public meeting is to be held at Pembroke Town Hall on Wednesday 21st March (7pm), where the views of local residents will be sought on the proposals. A drop in session will be available prior to the meeting starting at 4.00pm for those who cannot make the evening meeting. A petition opposing the plans is being prepared and will be available to sign in the Town Hall as well as various businesses in the Town.
Further details of the proposals and public meeting are available on Pembroke Town Council's website and Facebook page and also on the dedicated "Save Pembroke Library and TIC" Facebook page."
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