Keep library computers free

Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats are asking the County Council to think again about Conservative plans to charge people for using library computers.

Cllr Henry Batchelor will be proposing a motion at today's County Council meeting.

The motion states:

This council recognised that in the 21st century fast and reliable access to the internet is vital. People who do not have access to the internet are not only cut off from many key services, such as banking, looking for work or learning new skills, but also from access to social interaction.

This council recognises that libraries have a key role to play in ensuring everyone has access to the internet, by providing computers and Wi-Fi.

This council believes that this service should be available to all residents and that no one should be excluded from accessing the internet by poverty. For this reason this council believes internet access in libraries should be free to all Cambridgeshire residents.

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