It is good news that the new leader of Essex County Council has recently confirmed that there will be no library closures in the county.

However we also need to see our libraries adequately resourced and professionally staffed.

Locally here in Loughton, we will be watching carefully the redevelopment plans for Loughton Library in Traps Hill. Essex County Council can expect very careful scrutiny from Loughton councillors andLoughton Town Council.

As regards Debden Library, Loughton councillors, including myself, will continue to actively pursue its relocation to the Broadway shopping parade, a much better location than its current home within the Epping Forest Campus of New City College.

Councillor Stephen Murray

Loughton Independent