Library protest continues in Halifax today

About 80 people gathered today to protest once again at the council’s plans to demolish Halifax Central Library and Archives.

Members of the Don’t Bulldoze Our Library campaign said the economic arguments for a new building beside the Piece Hall rather restoring the 30-year-old library at Northgate didn’t stand up scrutiny.

Calderdale Council says clearing the site for a large clothes store could create 200 jobs and the new location would benefit efforts to rejuvenate the Piece Hall.

Councillors will meet at 6pm next Wednesday to make a final decision.

Full story in tomorrow’s Courier.