Have Your Say: We can't lose vital service
I'M writing my views on an article about the closure of seven libraries in Neath and Neath Port Talbot so the council can save money (Post, September 14).
First I feel closing these libraries will have a terrible effect on our communities.
We normal people always lose out when this Government is in power and making huge cuts. This Government always deceives us people.
The people will lose out on books, audio items and the use of PCs and students will lose out too if they need somewhere to study or for research. The library workers will lose their jobs from clerks to cleaners, part timers to full timers and more people on the job queue.
These buildings will fall into even worse disrepair and the old buildings will crumble to the ground.
They should not close these libraries but to update all libraries and for them to make money they could plan events and activities. This could help keep libraries up to date and help with the maintenance of these buildings. They should be encouraging all people of all ages, race and disability to use these libraries and have the volunteer sector should be involved too. Job centres should start using the libraries for job seekers to look for work.
May I say this as one example of how one council has spent the tax payers' money? Swansea Council leaders propose to spend £600,000 of the tax payers' money on decorating and refurbishing the counsels chambers. The chambers don't need refurbishing but the hospitals, schools need this money a lot more.