IT was encouraging to read the letters from Sheila Harris and Paul Howell about Darlington library (HAS, Nov 4).

It would be a gesture from Darlington councillors to fund the costs of prolonging this library closure out of their allowances.

Currently the only losers are Darlington council taxpayers.

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This may encourage the council to be more pro-active in future.

What are the costs of the legal action to date?

David Simmons, Darlington