I do want to begin this January entry where I left off at the end of last year.
RCT Council held their crucial cuts meeting on the 8th January and ,as expected, many libraries will be closed before April.
Before the meeting I sent all 60+ councillors a short film made with film maker Craig Oats that demonstrated the crucial and unique role that libraries have in our communities. I know I'm biased but it was a warm and heart wrenching piece, wonderfully shot by Craig.
There were some interesting responses back from councillors, many very sympathetic to the cause but feeling caught without many options and under pressure to save money.
Craig is in negotiations with the BBC who are interested in a longer film that highlights the losses of libraries to communities. Hopefully it will get wider coverage. When resolved will put a link to the film so it can be seen by all of you.
And all of you amounts to about 1500 views a month (according to my stats from weebly) so who ever you are thank you for your support.
Tomorrow I will try to get to a 'Red Poets' reading in the Andrew Buchan pub in Albany Road, Cardiff....maybe will see you there
Happy New Year