LIVE: Consultation on proposed library closures approved

Councillor Alan Shuttleworth with residents campaigning against the closure of Langney Library in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170914-103233008
Councillor Alan Shuttleworth with residents campaigning against the closure of Langney Library in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170914-103233008

The potential closure of seven libraries across East Sussex were discussed by the county council’s cabinet earlier today (Tuesday September 19).

Cabinet members approved a consultation on the library service’s strategic commissioning strategy – which includes shutting seven of 24 libraries – when it met today.

The seven locations earmarked for closure are Langney, Pevensey Bay, Willingdon, Polegate, Ore, Mayfield, and Ringmer.