CAMPAIGNERS were out in New Mill this weekend, collecting signatures on a petition to save their local library.
So far, they have 1,000 names pledged against the cost-cutting decision taken last month by Kirklees Council cabinet to close the library.
Protestors say the library is a vital facility, well-used and with visitor numbers which have increased since last year.
The council is always staging initiatives to promote community cohesion and revitalise local town and village centres.
But these things will not be helped by closing key community facilities down.
A library is not just about lending books. It is a place for children and adults to enjoy events, a place where people can access the internet or computers, plus many more services.
Most importantly, it is a place for the community to come together.
It’s good to see that the people of New Mill value what they have – and that they are joining together to try and save it.