Update on Labour’s cuts to Derby’s Libraries

January 3, 2017 12:17 PM

Labour's cut to Libraries - a service councils are required to provide - was decided in March 2016. The budget will be about £2.5 million this year being cut by about a third of a million pounds in each of the next two years. We're now into a second stage of consultation, and a report on that will go to the Labour Cabinet probably in February 2017.

Labour's preferred option is to have a host of volunteers to start running most libraries. Thank you to the hundreds of people who've signed our petition against library closures. If you can also commit to being trained to run a library for free, please let us know. The alternative is likely to be library closures - or Labour's three year budget becoming fiction. You can respond to the council's consultation at http://www.derby.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/consultations/your-city-your-say-latest-consultations/derby-libraries-service/