Cabinet has proposed that community libraries could be open for just 18 hours a week; this has to be approved at a meeting of full Council on Monday night. The article on the Wirral Globe website states:
"Liberal Democrat leader Cllr Phil Gilchrist said the cabinet needs to rethink their decision to cut library opening hours.
He said: "They need to pop their heads above the parapet and set out what it means, listen to the detailed feedback, and re-do their sums. The limited hours are too few.
"They may well not meet the needs of community groups who meet in libraries. How will they meet the needs of children and parents going there after school? There’s a need to look at each library in detail and consult local people."
If you use your local library (main central libraries are not threatened, but all the smaller ones are) and don't want such a drastic cut in opening hours, get in touch with your local councillors sharpish - before Monday's meeting.
Edited by Greenwood (11th Dec 2014 9:09am)