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Plan to cut mobile library service

Wednesday 3rd February 2016

KENT County Council is proposing to slash the weekly mobile library visits to Hollingbourne.

Under proposals now out to public consultation, the service – which currently visits three points in the village on Thursdays – would become once a fortnight, with just one stop at the village hall.

KCC wants to reduce the number of mobile library stops from 651 to 283 to save £150,000 a year.

The council has already saved a significant sum by removing librarians and having the vans manned just by a driver.

The plan is for the new service to visit Hollingbourne Village Hall on Wednesday afternoons and switch the present Thursday afternoon call at Leeds School to Saturday mornings.

The consultation runs until March 22 and comments can be left at www.kent.gov.uk/mobilelibraryservice. Comments can also be sent to the cabinet member for community services Cllr Mike Hill OBE at michael.hill@kent.gov.uk  

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