Fylde MP Mark Menzies in Freckleton Library support

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FYLDE MP Mark Menzies attended a ‘read-in’ at Freckleton Library to show his backing for the facility.

The library is currently under threat after Lancashire County Council revealed plans to severely curtail services as part of its annual budget.

While county councillors are yet to reveal where the cuts will fall, Mr Menzies said it was vital communities came together to show their support for their local facilities.

He said: “I was really pleased to see so many people turn up to support Freckleton Library and hope it will remind county hall how important these facilities are to their local communities.

“The library has a special place in many people’s hearts and holds a lot of information about the air disaster which saw an American bomber crash into a local primary school and cafe during the Second World War.

“Because of that the library receives a number of US visitors each year who are eager to find out more about what happened, and is also an important resource for local historians. Without it I am concerned about what will happen to those important records.

“I have written to the Secretary of State about the fairness of the process the council is using to divide up the county’s services and the department is currently investigating.

“The leader of the council is coming into Parliament later today to update Members on a number of issues and this is something I will certainly be questioning her about.”

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