A MEETING will be held on Saturday opposing the council's proposals to demolish Barnsley Central Library. 

The idea is to bring together people who are opposed to the demolition of the library and the downgrading of some branch libraries to neighbourhood libraries with reduced opening hours.

Local campaigner Dave Gibson said: "I have started a petition against the demolition and have had a very positive response by standing outside the library so far.

"The majority of people knew about it and were already opposed. I hope people will start campaigning in places like Darfield, Dodworth and Worsbrough to stop their branch libraries being downgraded too.

"I'm angry there has been no consultation about the plans to demolish the library and ask people who highly value the library service to come to the meeting so we can decide how we should respond as a local community.

"I hope in the meantime the council cabinet will delay any decision to enable proper consultation to take place."

The meeting will be held at 1pm on Saturday, November 2, at the library on Shambles Street.