Letter: Disbelief as library now under threat

Not long ago Newport Library moved to it purpose-built premises, a modern and very well-used facility that has a place of pride in Newport.

Letter: Disbelief as library now under threat

We are all astonished to read that Telford Council has it in its sights as a cost-cutting closure.

My observation is that the council tax take on 2,000 new houses currently under construction in Newport – plus still more in the planning stage – in spite of the recognition the Telford already has six years worth of building land – makes me think – 2,000 houses with an average yardstick of £1,000 council tax comes to £2 million extra income on top of what they already harvest from Newport.

I find it hard to accept there is nothing left in the kitty to pay for staffing Newport Library.

Is this the council that recently paid out £2 million trying to force through the Sainsbury's land sale?

Can anyone advise me as to what became of the cash from the sale of Newport Police Station? Another cost-saving venture. While sadly policemen are a thing of the past here in Newport, I see even finding them a chair in the fire station has become an unaffordable luxury.

Meanwhile I see there is to be an "Arts Trail" established near Ironbridge.

Perhaps someone could define "wood" and "trees" for me?

Brian Howett, Edgmond

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