JOHN Howell has spoken out about the need to keep Chinnor library, although admits cuts do need to be made.
The local MP was in Parliament when a public meeting on the matter took place, but he has expressed his views on the matter.
He said: “I believe that it would be wrong for Chinnor not to have a village library and we must do all we can to make sure a library remains part of the village. However, there is a legitimate debate to be had as to what is the best way of making this happen.”
Although it is a county council matter, Mr Howell does not want to see the library become victim of progressive cuts and so is looking for a viable alternative.
He said: “I am keen that there is at least an exploration of the alternative of a community-run library staffed by volunteers. I don’t pretend that this is an easy route to go down and it will involve a lot of tough negotiation with the county council to get the best possible deal for the village.”