Under current plans Bramley Library may close on Thursdays and current opening hours would reduce by 18%. At Armley a 15% reduction in opening hours is proposed.
Armley and Bramley are the only libraries left in the Leeds West Constituency, following a number of closures in the past few years, and our constituency now has the lowest number of libraries in Leeds. For comparison, Elmet and Rothwell Constituency has 7 libraries and Pudsey Constituency has 5.
Rachel is encouraging local residents to oppose the changes and keep our libraries open for the community! You can help by visiting your local library and registering as a member. You can even sign up to join your library online by clicking here.
We the undersigned oppose the Tory-led government’s cuts to local council budgets, which are threatening the opening hours of our libraries in Leeds West.
We are asking Leeds City Council to scrap their proposals to reduce the opening hours at Bramley and Armley Libraries. Leeds West has less libraries than any other constituency in Leeds and we believe it is unfair to reduce our access to this vital service further.