Lib Dem anger at services threat

LAST week’s revelation that adult education services and Thaxted library could be lost if the county council follows through with its apparent intention to sell off a historical building has sparked an angry response from Uttlesford’s Liberal Democrat Group.

It is understood that the cabinet at Essex County Council will be meeting within the next two months to discuss the possible sale of Clarance House in Newbiggin Street, Thaxted.

Leader of the Lib Dem Group, Cllr David Morson, said he and his colleagues were shocked to learn of the apparent intention to close and sell the property, and offered the group’s “whole-hearted support” to Thaxted district councillor Martin Foley.

The Lib Dems said in a statement: “One of our key principles has always been to work alongside communities to preserve such valued facilities as Clarance House, which has been a centre of education and learning for all ages in Thaxted and beyond.”