HOWLS

General Election – What does your candidate think about the cuts to library Services in Powys?

On the 19th May Anita Wright, Chair of HOWLS wrote to the candidates standing for election in Brecon & Radnorshire seeking their opinion on the current proposals for library cuts across Powys.

A copy of the original letter can be found here

As we receive their replies we will post them here on the website

Chris Davies: Welsh Conservative Party – Not yet replied

James Gibson-Watt: Welsh Liberal Democrats replied by email on 26th May 2017

Kate Heneghan: Plaid Cymru – Not yet replied

Peter Charles Gilbert: UKIP Wales – Not yet replied

Dan Lodge: Welsh Labour – Not yet replied

As the Conservative and UKIP candidates do not make their home addresses public, their copies were sent to the party office. (The UKIP letter was delayed further as we struggled to find a contact address for this party in Powys but it has now been sent via the general UKIP contact email on 2nd June)

Next Meeting – Weds 17th May at 7pm Tomatitos

We propose to have regular HOWLS Management Committee meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of every month as follows – All members are welcome to attend See Management Committee page for more info

June 21st 7pm at Hay Library
July 19th 7pm at Tomatitos
August 16th 7pm at Hay Library
September 20th 7pm at Tomatitos
October 18th 7pm at Hay Library
November 15th 7pm at Tomatitos
December 20th 7pm at Hay Library

Giving Hay Library a Future

At a meeting held on 6th March 2017 at Hay Library, those in attendance agreed to adopt a constitution (with a couple of amendments) and HOWLS formally became a membership organisation. It is hoped that by having a more formal structure we are in a stronger position to negotiate with Powys County Council about the future of Hay Library.

If you would like to be a part of ‘Giving Hay Library a Future’ then please sign up here to become a member of HOWLS and we will keep you updated.

A copy of the constitution was made available at the meeting on 6th March 2017 and the new amended version can be downloaded by clicking here

If you have questions about the new organisation then please contact info@savehaylibrary.org and we will endeavour to assist.

THANK YOU TO THE HUNDREDS OF LOCAL RESIDENTS WHO TURNED UP TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT AT THE PUBLIC MEETING IN JANUARY!

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