Update on Labour’s Library Closure Plans

March 7, 2017 12:11 PM

Labour's consultation into what next for libraries in Derby closed before Christmas. It asked for views on four options with a range of library closures and relying on volunteers to keep some open. Results of this are still being analysed.

Before Christmas Derby Lib Dem councillors encouraged the Library service to thank people who had already offered to help. This doesn't seem to have happened, but they still hope that such potential volunteers will be contacted soon. Thank you to everyone who signed the petition against libraries being closed. This has now been handed in to the Council.

Councillor Lucy Care said "Until a report on the consultation has been written and approved we won't know whether volunteers are needed. My gut feel is that they will be.

"If you didn't volunteer through the consultation process, but would like to now, please get in touch."