Agenda item

Update on the Libraries Transformation Programme

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport



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.


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