A SENIOR Conservative councillor has said she is shocked to hear Labour’s proposal to close Aveley Library and sell off the land!
Cllr Wendy Herd understands residents will now have to travel to Ockendon if they wish to continue to use library services.
Cllr Herd said: “She says many residents who access the library do so because it is a local facility. We have four OAP complexes in Aveley within walking distance of the library.
“Baby rhyme time is very popular…this all builds community cohesion. To cut the service when literacy is so important is terrible.