Yesterday the Ealing Times website covered the plans for rennovation of Ealing Library which will see their book stock reduced by 50,000. A critic calls it “cultural vandalism”.
Anyone can start an internet cafe or a cafe but only the Council provides book lending and reference services. These services needs to be preserved or expanded not reduced. We have seen this issue in Northfield (see previous posting) and now Ealing.
These proposals will need a lot of explaining at the Ealing Area Committee.