WHEN I consider Swindon I think it has every reason to claim reasonable pride.
We do not deserve to be a laughing stock with a council that closes our, repeat, our libraries. Swindon Advertiser recently reported that head teachers are finding difficulty in attracting teachers to Swindon. 
Will it help if our own councillors portray us as yokels, happy to live in a cultural desert?
There is also another issue, that of being fair to semi rural areas within the borough. The figures show how well Highworth and Wroughton use their libraries and appreciate their librarians.
The council is very hard pressed but why not ask and trust the people? The tax bills could show two amounts; one that forces closure and one slightly higher which would allow the library funding. Let the people choose.
Maunsell Way, Wroughton