Back in June I was involved in setting up a treasure hunt and SMS consultation exercise around the proposed development of Manningham Library in Bradford.
A few more text messages have come in recently, rather neatly demonstrating how important the local library is to some people.
These appear to be written by the same person, alternately 'begging' for the building to be kept open while the building work is going on, and threatening to write a petition.
If u shut da library durin da winter it wil b very depresin 4 all da localz especialy if v av a bad winta dare must b a way around it
Wat r v goin 2 du 4 8 months if u shut da library keep it open whilst u du da extention v wil b ritin a petion 2 u and 2 da national lotery
Plz keep da library open even wen da work on da extention starts v r begin u
I'm glad we captured this. In the old days if there was talk of a library closure it was middle class ladies who threatened to chain themselves to the railings to defend it. Does anyone fancy receiving on their mobile a petion ritin in txt?