Friday, 9 December 2016

Consultation on Future of Public Libraries, including Theale, Finishes on Sunday 11th December

Consultation on Future of Public Libraries, including Theale, Finishes on Sunday 11th December

The consultation on changes to West Berkshire library service finishes on Sunday 11th December. The Council is consulting on: 
  • ·         the retention of Newbury library with a restructured team of employees
  • ·         the closure of Wash Common library
  • ·         the effective integration of the mobile library and 'At Home' services. The current two vehicle service will be amalgamated into one and the schedule of stops reviewed accordingly
  • ·         increased income generation
  • ·         a financial contribution from Town and Parish councils of at least £150,000 in total
  • ·         community volunteers sharing the front line work in branch libraries

 More details on the proposals and a link to the consultation can be found at: http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=33493

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