Labour is fighting for the return of a library for Heathfield. The Tories and the Lib Dems blame each other for its closure, but as you can see, both parties are to blame.
Lib Dems held sham consultation in 2009 then took no further action
The Lib Dems waited 11 months between selling the land in 2008 and issuing an informal consultation on the future of the library. Local residents supported the relocation of the library within Heathfield with no loss of service. The Lib Dems took no action before losing the election.
Tories cancelled plan for replacement and used money to invest in libraries outside Heathfield
In 2010, the Tories took control of the Council and withdrew the planning application to build a semi-permanent replacement. The Tories also issued a sham consultation soon after, leaving out an option to build a replacement in Heathfield. A majority said no to the Council's idea to move the service to Whitton.
In July 2011, the Tories took the decision not to build a replacement in the future and use the money to invest in libraries outside Heathfield instead.
Labour have requested an urgent meeting with the Council and continue to gather signatures for their petition.