Now I’m not one to follow local council politics and such-like but I did raise an eyebrow when I read of the possible closure of Hoylake Library.
It would appear that in an attempt to cut costs, various Wirral public libraries and sports centres are facing closure. Currently there are 27 public libraries across Wirral and you can find more about them on the council website – here’s the listing for Hoylake.
- How well used is our local library – does anyone monitor this?
- How much does it cost to run for a year?
- What determines the cost effectiveness of a library?
- Would we all be facing big increases in council tax in order to keep all these facilities open?
- If it closed, what would happen to the building?
As a family we visit the library regularly and there’s always someone in there too. Would we personally use West Kirby library if Hoylake closed? I guess so, only I doubt we’d use it as much.
Politics aside, what are your views about Hoylake library?