Rendell and Horowitz condemn library cuts

Rendell and Horowitz condemn library cuts

<p>Ruth Rendell and Anthony Horowitz are among authors who have united to condemn the latest run of library cuts affecting Suffolk.</p><p>The <em>East Anglian Daily Times</em> reports that 29 libraries in the county are facing closures<br />as the council tries to save 30% of its &pound;9m library budget over the next three years. </p><p>Baroness Ruth Rendell called for local people to take action against the plans, according to the paper. She said: &quot;I can&#39;t say how strongly I feel about this; what a shocking thing it is.&quot; The author lives near Hadleigh in Suffolk. She added, &quot;I&rsquo;m not surprised by the closures, just the number of closures. I don&rsquo;t know what they think they&rsquo;re doing &ndash; how can they do this to libraries and do this to books? It&rsquo;s very bad and sad and awful. The thing is, if they are closed they will never open again.&quot;<br /><br />Anthony Horowitz, who has a home in Orford, called the council&#39;s plans &quot;extremely sad and<br />short-sighted&quot;. Writers Craig Brown and John McCarthy also spoke out against the cuts. <br /><br />They join with campaigner Roger Mackay to <a href="../news/145083-two-thirds-of-suffolk-libraries-face-closure.html" target="_blank">oppose the cuts to the county&#39;s libraries.</a></p>