Blackpool MP calls for public inquiry on Lancashire libraries closures
0 Have your say Lancashire County Council could be forced to defend its library closures at public inquiry, should a Blackpool MP get his way.
Paul Maynard, the Conservative MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys, has written to libraries minister Matt Hancock calling for a formal investigation into the decision to shut 29 libraries across the county including those in Thornton, Cleveleys, Lytham and Freckleton.
The authority says it has to shut buildings to save cash, with reserves predicted to run dry in three years.
But Mr Maynard – who in a letter to campaigners described the county’s... read more
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