Not just Westcliff, Paul
August 13, 2013 2 Comments
I was pleased to see Cllr Paul Collins at Saturday’s march and rally (Stand Up For Southend Libraries), although it appears to has missed the point.
The campaign group Stand Up For Southend Libraries is there to support all libraries, yet Cllr Collins states that he is “standing up for Westcliff Library first” . It is not Westcliff first, it is every library first. I accept that Westborough residents are his priority, but Westborough residents have a vested interest in all community assets, right across the borough.
I could make an argument for Westcliff being special – it was the library I most frequently used during my childhood as well as being the closest to where I now live. Instead, for now at least, I will be making the argument that all libraries are special and all are worthy of our support.