Here’s some very interesting information from our neighbors in Axminster, Devon, who are fighting to save their library too. They’re disputing the Devon County Council’s statistics on library usage and costs, with detailed facts and figures to make their case.
“Our library data is now a public resource,” they say. “You can see for yourself the figures which we have collated from the DCC Tough Choices website. Read all about DCC’s misleading numbers, about their policy of ‘super libraries’, about how small libraries are efficient libraries, and see the shocking variation of DCC’s spend per person across the county.”
* Go here for their full analysis of DCC Consolidated Library Data (10 page PDF).
* And go here for Library Branch Data A-Z (1 page PDF).
You can follow the Support for Axminister Library’s campaign on Facebook, and on Twitter: @SupportAxminLib .