chance to have your say on cuts to library hours in Burnham
and Highbridge residents have a final chance to have their say
on plans to cut opening hours at Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
County Council's cost-cutting plans will see Burnham Library's
opening hours reduced by four hours a week while Highbridge Library's
hours will be cut by 3.5.
council began its county-wide "public engagement process"
on the plans in December 2015 to gather feedback from residents
and the deadline for comments is Thursday 11th February.
council spokesperson said: "The feedback will inform decisions
on plans that could see libraries forming part of Customer Access
Hubs in key towns across the county, which will bring several
public services together under one roof."
proposals show Somerset County Councils commitment to doing
everything it can to keep all of the countys 34 libraries
open, while making much needed financial savings, at a time when
the authoritys finances are under considerable pressure."
most libraries, opening hours will be reduced, delivering savings
equivalent to the cost of running the countys ten smallest
libraries. The opening hours of some libraries will remain the
same or be open for longer, especially where they form part of
hubs. Self-service technology could also be trialled, allowing
people to access the library outside staffed times."
read about the Councils plans for hubs and libraries and
give feedback, visit here
by 11th February.
plans cuts to library opening hours in Burnham and Highbridge