Decision details

Update on the Libraries Transformation Programme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider proposals for modified library opening hours.


15.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.

15.2     It was RESOLVED to (1) approve the proposed changes to library opening hours in Appendix 3; and

(2) note the progress on the other aspects of the Libraries’ Transformation Programme.


15.3     Based on the results of the libraries Opening Hours Consultation and the final Rationale and Impact Assessment, the proposals for library opening hours have been revised.  However, if implemented they would still deliver the full year savings of £500k originally identified and contribute to the overall Library Transformation Programme savings target of £2m.  The consultation has enabled the County Council to ensure the impacts of the proposals are fully understood and they have been revised to have the minimum impact on current service users.


Report author: Rupert Clubb

Publication date: 20/07/2016

Date of decision: 19/07/2016

Decided at meeting: 19/07/2016 - Cabinet

Effective from: 27/07/2016

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