Campaigners are taking a stand against the potential closure of their library.

Residents of Sible Hedingham will be staging an outdoor protest outside of the Essex County Council library in the village.

The protest is set to take place on Saturday at 10.30am, with 30-40 people expected to turn up.

A number of campaigners are also planning on making their way to Chelmsford for a further protest against all library closures and cuts later that afternoon.

Meanwhile, council spending on books in Essex libraries has decreased by more than 30 per cent in ten years.

Campaigners asked the county council for figures on the funding of books.

The figures show that from 2009 to 2010, just over £2.1million was spent on books, e-books and audio books for libraries.

Between 2017 and 2018 the county council spent just over £1.6million.

Since 2009 the council has also reduced spending on non-fiction, particularly expensive academic books, as these have been replaced with online content.

Campaigners have called on the county council to pause the consultation and look at other options, which include scrapping all closures. County Hall was unavailable for comment.