Manningtree Library campaigners to receive town council award

The Save Manningtree Library campaign is to receive Manningtree Town Council’s Community Engagement Award.

The campaign organised a number of events during 2019, with 500 marching through the town in April and hundreds more joining a ‘love our library’ street party in September.

“I’m delighted that the Save Manningtree Library group have been recognised and rewarded for all of their hard work and tireless campaigning,” said Save Manningtree Library’s Holly Turner.

“We are all so grateful to Manningtree Town Council for their continued support and this further evidences that this community is united and won’t give up their fight against Essex County Council’s abysmal plans.”

A spokesperson for S.O.L.E. (Save Our Libraries Essex) said: “People power has achieved so much this year in preventing the immediate closure of a third of Essex’s libraries. It is great to see one of our most active campaigns receive recognition for this..

“The campaign still has much to do in 2020 to keep Essex’s libraries safe.”

The award ceremony will take place at the Manningtree Red Lion (42 South Street) on Thursday January 9 at 7pm.

Mick Ferris

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