AFTER having sent out thousands of letters to local residents before Christmas and receiving hundreds of responses, Robert Halfon is continuing to work hard and campaign hard to keep Harlow libraries open.
Today, he travelled to Essex County Council with pupils from two Harlow schools, Cooks Spinney Primary School and St James’ Primary School, who presented a petition and a school newspaper, created by the pupils, to try and persuade the Essex County Councillors to change their plans to close the libraries in Mark Hall, Tye Green and Great Parndon.
Robert Halfon said: “The closure of the libraries would be devastating to Harlow, to our community. Libraries are the bedrock of our communities. They provide a wonderful place for people who don’t have a lot of access to books or computers.
“No one is against modernising the library service, but to actually deprive neighbourhoods of access would be a really wrong-headed decision. That’s why I’ve brought Cooks Spinney School and St James’ School to meet with Councillor Sue Barker today and I’m so grateful to these wonderful children for presenting a petition and newspaper to the Council.”
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