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.
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.