As many members are aware the Library at Resolven is the subject of a consultation exercise by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council with a view to close the provision at present. Following last night's meeting a request was made to contact the County to voice our opposition to any change in the current provision of library services in Resolfen. A letter has therefore been sent to Mr Wayne John, the County Librarian in support of the Library. The body of the letter appears below:
Re: Consultation on the future of Resolven Library.
Dear Mr John,
I have been asked by members of the History Society to write to you to protest at the proposed closure of the Library building in the village. As a Society we have always fostered good relations with the present library and its highly efficient staff. We know that if our meetings are advertised in the Library it reaches a large section of the community and it is also used regularly by our members.
The Library has also over the years proved a focal point for the study and propagation of the study of history in Resolven since collections of historical photographs have been shown and talks given. In addition, we have placed some of our collection of books bequeathed by the late Mr Phillip Cockwell in the Library and we are rather concerned that these would go astray should the present building close.
I realise that public expenditure is tight and that your job is hardly an easy one at the moment. The provision of the present library at Resolven however is a very popular one and the village which has already lost many of its amenities would be harmed badly by the further loss of this building which fulfills so many of the needs of a good section of its inhabitants.
D.T. Jones ( Hon.Sec)