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Demonstration planned over Halifax Central Library Proposals

A Don't Bulldoze Our Library campaign in February 2012 supported by MP Linda Riordan at the Halifax Library
Pictured are Anne Kirker - chair, Mp Linda Riordan, John Hargreaves - chair of Hx Civic Trust and Alan Betteridge - Halifax Antiquarian Society

A Don't Bulldoze Our Library campaign in February 2012 supported by MP Linda Riordan at the Halifax Library Pictured are Anne Kirker - chair, Mp Linda Riordan, John Hargreaves - chair of Hx Civic Trust and Alan Betteridge - Halifax Antiquarian Society

A protest group are planning a short demonstration of support to keep Halifax Central Library where it is.

Calderdale Council confirmed at a Cabinet meeting that they will press ahead with their plans for a new library next to Square Chapel.

They decided unanimously that spending up to £10 million on a new building was the best option as it would free up space at Northgate for a huge clothes store which could create more than 200 jobs

However, the Don’t Bulldoze Our Library (DBOL) campaign group are fighting the plans saying that recent consultation was flawed.

They will demonstrate outside Halifax Library and Northgate House on Thursday November 22 from 10.15am to 10.45am to drum up support before the recommendation will be put to the full meeting of Calderdale Council on November 28 for approval.

A spokesperson for the DBOL group said: “If you haven’t already contacted your councillors asking them to vote against relocation, there is still time to do so. They may not have listened to us before now.

“They may ignore the fact that a majority of responders to the Ipsos MORI survey agreed that the ‘Central Library and Archives should stay where they are’ but people in Calderdale who care about our Library and Archives have not given up yet.”

 

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