During questions to the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Michael Ellis, I asked the Minister if he would give more support to community groups such as Pevensey Volunteers who have saved their local library from closure.
View my question to the Minister here https://goo.gl/CnfcXQ
"Due to the high costs of social care in East Sussex, we lost many of our libraries but, rather than having no plan B, a community group took over the running of the library in Pevensey Bay. Will the Minister do more to support community groups across the country, such as the one in Pevensey Bay, and would he like to bring his library card down to Pevensey Bay to check us out?"
"I congratulate my hon. Friend and the volunteers in his area on the work that they have done. The reality is that that is exactly what our civil society strategy is all about, and there are areas around the country that are doing just that."