Petworth sees a new role for itself and other pubs in the area as tourist information centres (Observer, October 13). All very good for attracting customers no doubt – but what’s this? “There is a desk at Petworth library, but it has limited opening times and is tucked away,” says the pub landlord.
Well, you can’t blame him for his proactive approach, but I fear that comments like this will also unwittingly provide ammunition to use against our already-fragile town library service. So take a leaf from the landlord’s ‘proactivity book’, get out there and fight to retain a viable library service in Petworth. You have been warned!