Leiston Library March

On Saturday I had the pleasure of joining the march to save Leiston Library and also took the opportunity to look around the library which is housed in a lovely building in the Town Centre. It is a great library with a good stock of books and a dedicated room for children.

There was a good turn out of a few hundred people for the march from the Primary School down to the library. As you can see from the video below there was a really good mood on the march with lots of shouts of "save our libraries" and some really excellent placards.

Towards the end of the video you can hear Steve Smedley the organiser of the march addressing the crowd about Andrea Hill's salary. Every time her name was mentioned the crowd shouted spontaneously "Hill Out!!". It strikes me that there can't be many counties where many people even know the name of the County Council's CEO let alone react in this way to hearing it!

I really enjoyed the march and was it was great to be given the opportunity to speak to the crowd and also to several people after the march was over. Both the BBC and ITV had cameras present. Congratulations to Steve and the rest of the organisers on such a successful march. Let's hope it sends a strong message to Suffolk County Council.


My Flickr photos from the march
Save Lesiton Library Blog
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