Council Thinks Again About The Future Of Our Libaries
Revised proposals to transform local library services and achieve savings for the City Council are being recommended for approval by the authority’s Executive Board.
Initial plans involved among other things is the closure of three libraries, with Aspley’s being turned into a distribution hub for the library service.
However, some savings have already been achieved through a staffing restructure in the libraries service, meaning only £79,000 of savings were needed from the original £233,000.
This, along with strong public feedback against the closure proposals and emerging factors such as their important role of libraries during the cost-of-living crisis and as warm hubs, has allowed the council to look again at how to achieve the necessary changes and savings.