I must commend those fighting for the retention of the bookmobile service for their communities.
Perhaps their lobbying is best directed at their councils which can withdraw ratepayer funds from the West Gippsland Libraries.
The South Gippsland Shire Council and Bass Coast Shire Council provide the bulk of the funding, branches and members of the WGRLC and are perfectly entitled to withdraw from the current situation and form their own Southern Gippsland (or whatever) Library Service.
The $3 million contributed annually from us south of the Strzeleckis, plus the 20 per cent state government top up, could go towards retaining the southern bookmobile while those in Baw Baw who have decided to keep their bookmobile would have to decide if that bookmobile can be justified!
Steve Finlay, Leongatha.
Lobby councils to withdraw