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An important concern reflected in the widespread objections reflected in public opinion polls (which I share), to the decision by Calderdale Council to move the popular Halifax Central Library from its present situation at the heart of the town, is that the proposed change of site will lead to a serious decline in the numbers using this valuable cultural facility.

It is therefore surely foolish, and indeed undemocratic of the council to implement such a potentially radical change without first consulting current views as to their likely response to what is proposed. If councillors nevertheless decide to go ahead with move, statistics as to usage of the library before and after such action should be published, so that the electorate can pass judgement on the wisdom or otherwise of their decision and act accordingly at a following election.

Bob Heys

(former Calderdale Councillor)

Bar Lane

Ripponden