Library hours poll ‘rigged’, admits council

An attempt was made by an Alsager Library staff member to influence the outcome of a consultation on opening hours, Chesh-
ire East Council has confirmed.
A frequent Alsager library user anonymously wrote to the Chronicle, claiming they had overheard a conversation at the library that left them “shocked” and felt that publicising it was a matter of public interest.
The letter stated: “One day when I was using the computers in the library I overheard two women discussing the fact that a staff member had tried to alter the result of a vote about library opening hours.

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