Last ditch attempt to save library
A LAST attempt to save Huntingdon s library from demolition has been made by a campaigner in the town. Brian Smith hopes to gather support for the 1970s building, which is set to be replaced as part of a major redevelopment scheme by Cambridgeshire Count
A LAST attempt to save Huntingdon's library from demolition has been made by a campaigner in the town.
Brian Smith hopes to gather support for the 1970s building, which is set to be replaced as part of a major redevelopment scheme by Cambridgeshire County Council.
He plans to continue the campaign started by Huntingdon and Godmanchester Civic Society, which
won some public support but was later dropped.
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An attempt to get the building listed has already been rejected.
Mr Smith, of Elm Close, Huntingdon, said: "Just because Huntingdon library isn't listed doesn't mean it isn't an interesting building worth keeping. It could be modernised at a fraction of the cost of building a new library and I feel many people support my campaign."
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A spokesman for the county council said it was committed to replacing the old library, which was no longer fit for purpose, with a modern, purpose-built one with toilets, air conditioning and space for a climate-controlled records office.
INFORMATION: Anyone wanting to support Mr Smith's campaign can write to him at 53 Elm Close, Huntingdon, PE29 7AR or phone 07900 473939 on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday evening.