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Willington Parish Council

Serving the people of Willington

Clerk/RFO: Justina Nurse
170 Doles Lane, Findern
Derbyshire DE65 6BA

Tel: 07464 848836

Do you use Etwall Library? Is this Your Local Library?

Posted: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:00 by Justina Nurse

Do you use Etwall Library? Is this Your Local Library?

Derbyshire County Council are consulting on the County's Library service and this affects Etwall. The attached document details their plans for the library to be managed by the community. Etwall Parish Council have asked for our help in case it affects Willington residents. An extract from the document attached:

I wanted to take a moment to write to you about our proposals to consult on potential changes to the library service in Derbyshire, which was considered and approved by the County Council's Cabinet on 5 April.
We recognise and value the important role the library service has in our communities, which is why we have made a clear commitment in our Council Plan not to close any of our 45 libraries. However, this does not make the service immune from the many challenges facing the Council and the library service. Those changes have to address the fall in usage of libraries and reflect the resources available. On 20 July 2017 Cabinet approved a reduction to the library service budget up to 2021 of £1.6 million. We hope the attached fact sheet helps explain why we need to do this but a good analogy is we are making meals for a thousand dinner guests but we know only 750 are turning up, which in all conscience requires us to look at how we tackle this issue.

Tags: Etwall, Library, consultation, DCC