IN YOUR report on Swindon Borough Council’s proposed consultation on the future of our libraries, Coun Gary Perkins suggested that Wroughton’s library could be relocated within the Ellendune Community Centre.
This proposal has not been discussed with either Wroughton Parish Council or the Ellendune Community Trust and it is not mentioned in the report to Swindon’s Cabinet. It would therefore seem that this suggestion does not form part of Swindon’s current proposals.
Wroughton’s library is much valued and loved by local residents and Coun Perkins’ comments have caused unnecessary alarm and distress in the community. I believe that he should withdraw his comments and apologise to Wroughton’s residents for any distress caused.
Wroughton Parish Council have not yet discussed this matter, but will be doing so in the near future, and I’m sure we will want to work with Swindon to save our library and the valuable services it provides. However to speculate on what a future service may look like at this time is premature.
Wroughton Parish Council