Closure of Briton Ferry Library would be "final nail" in the coffin.
THE closure of Briton Ferry Library would be the "final nail" in the coffin, according to a councillor in the town.
Sandra Davies made the claim ahead of a public meeting due to be held at the facility, on Neath Road, tonight.
Members of Briton Ferry Town Council held a special meeting on Thursday night to discuss the proposals to close the listed building.
They had met with Russell Ward, head of partnership and community development, about the proposals last week.
Councillor Hugh James was unable to attend the meeting, but said: "It is well known that Briton Ferry has lost a lot of amenities in the past years."
He added that the workers of the town paid for the library, by having their wages docked. "This library empowered the local people with knowledge and learning for the first time," he said.
The library is one of nine earmarked for closure across the county, in a bid to cut the annual budget by making a total saving of £238,143.
A public meeting on the proposals will be held at Briton Ferry Library tonight, from 5.45pm. Anyone unable to attend can take part in a second meeting, due to be held at Briton Ferry Community Hall, on November 8, from 7pm.