THE fight is on to save Wiveliscombe library – one of 20 across Somerset set for closure.

On Monday the Friends of Wiveliscombe Library set up communications and campaigning sub-groups to increase the pressure on the county council.

A spokesman for the group said: “We are writing to councillors and officers asking them to put back any decisions about the future of our libraries until proper discussions have taken place and solutions found.

“These delays and alternatives will have to be included in the report that the officers will have to produce by January 26.”

Wiveliscombe has joined the Somerset-wide ‘Read In’ on Saturday, January 22 from 10am to 12pm in the county libraries aimed at highlighting the plight of Somerset’s libraries.

A protest against the closure of Wiveliscombe library will be held on Friday, January 28 between 3pm and 5pm.

Protesters hope that everyone will withdraw their full quota of books, and empty the library of its entire stock.

And this week a group of parents and children from around Somerset notified the council of their intention to start legal action into decisions made about the ongoing Library Services Review.