COUNCILLORS in Tendring have unanimously denounced County Hall’s former plans to axe libraries.

An extraordinary meeting of Tendring Council took place at Clacton Town Hall on Monday after opposition groups called for the chance to discuss Essex County Council’s plan to close a number of libraries.

County bosses have since made a U-turn on its proposal and have promised no libraries will be closed.

But the opposition groups on Tendring Council – made up from Tendring First, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and independents – called for the planned meeting to go ahead.

A motion by Labour group leader Ivan Henderson, which calls on the county council to rule out the closures or any reduction in opening hours of public libraries in Tendring and to instead concentrate on making better use of them as community hubs was passed unanimously.