Bath Central Library
The Council wants to spend £5.9 million closing the library and putting Council offices there instead. It wants to move the library to the One Stop Shop which is 50% smaller. This despite huge opposition, when there is no business plan and with a flawed consultation which even the Council leader describes as a mistake. Ben Howlett, ex-Conservative MP for Bath, promoted and publicly supported the Podium library move to the One Stop Shop prior to any legal consultation with the public taking place, and in the face of 5,000+ residents signing a petition opposing the move.