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Clowne, Whitwell and Creswell: Derbyshire County Council want residents’ views on mobile library plans

Derbyshire County Council wants residents' views on their proposals for the mobile library service

Derbyshire County Council wants residents' views on their proposals for the mobile library service

Residents across Derbyshire are being asked for their views on the future of the County Council’s mobile library service.

The consultations, which will affect areas like Clowne, Creswell and Whitwell, is the second stage of a consultation to help the authority deal with budget cuts.

The council has to cut £157 million over the next five years and its mobile fleet currently consists of two large maximum capacity vehicles (MCVs) and eight smaller standard mobile libraries.

It costs the authority £720,000 a year to run the service which currently employs 26 people.

Thousands of residents took part in the first stage of the consultation earlier this year and gave their feedback on a range of options, including to stop the service completely, withdraw some mobile vehicles or to encourage community groups to provide the service.

Their comments have now been used to develop a more detailed second stage of consultation outlining a proposal to maintain two standard mobile libraries working to a monthly timetable.

Further comments on the full range of options and alternative suggestions continue to be welcomed until 9th August.

Visit www.derbyshire.gov/mobilelibraries

 

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