Hawarden Library Closure: Councillors push for decision to be ‘called in’
Five Flintshire County Councillors have put forward ‘arguments’ to have the decision to close Hawarden library ‘called in’
The Council’s Cabinet Committee agreed on Tuesday May 19 to support a recommendation to close Hawarden, Mancot and Queensferry libraries as a cost saving measure and replace them with a ‘hub’ library at Deeside Leisure Centre.
In order for a decision to go through the “Calling In” process, a minimum of four Councillors need to support action for the decision to be looked at again.
Cllrs Clive Carver, Adele Davies-Cooke, Alison Halford, Dave Mackie and Glenys Diskin have all signed a “Call In” request and submitted it to County Hall.
The Organisational Change Overview and Scrutiny Committee will now hear the arguments put forward by the five Councillors in the “Call In” request at a meeting which is open to the public, this will take place at 1:30pm in the Delyn Committee Room at County Hall on Monday June 8.
The arguments put forward by Councillors are:
“The Medium Term Plan for libraries does not,
(1) Take into account the impact of the Hawarden and Mancot library closures on the existing and prospective users.
(2) Show the future plans for the Flintshire Record Office which is co-located with Hawarden Library.
(3) Take into account the closeness of the existing Connah’s Quay Hub with the proposed new Hub within the Deeside Leisure Centre.”
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