May 14, 2012 in Pinhoe
Saxon Spence, Simon Bowkett and former Labour councillor Val Dixon attended the recent AGM of the Friends of Pinhoe Library. Despite deep cuts to the Libraries Service that resulted in the job losses of many library staff, Pinhoe has managed to stay open with just one librarian, and with the support of the Friends.
Despite a very tough year financially, the meeting heard that the library is needed more than ever, and that both the numbers of registered users and the numbers of items borrowed were up on last year – showing just how important it is that our community retains this valuable service.
Simon Bowkett said of the scheme, “Pinhoe library is a vital community resource. More people are coming to realise the importance of local libraries and I hope Devon County Council will think again before more cuts are made to our library services.”