Libraries are really important places and are the heartbeat of local communities used by young and old for a variety of activities. Hampshire County Council plans will decimate library services across the Basingstoke. the library in South Ham is under threat of closure.
These plans are unimaginative, short-sighted and further undermine community life. Libraries are more than just buildings, they are community hubs; they help educate and bring the joy of reading and learning to all. Essential services like public computers are vital to those who cannot afford them at home, a vital service in view of the Governments push to access all essential services using the internet.
We call upon Hampshire County Council to rethink their closure plans .