At their meeting the Cabinet agreed to the following changes:
- From 1 April to 30 September each year sites will be open 7 days per week from 9.00am to 7.00pm.
- From 1 October to 31 March each year, sites will open for 5 days per week from 9.00am to 4.00pm. Leicestershire County Council will ensure all sites are open at weekends and a proportion of sites around the county will be open every day during the week.
- Sites will continue to close on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
It is anticipated that the changes to opening hours will come into effect from 1 November.
The Council has some very tough financial challenges facing it over the coming years.
It seems to me that the approved changes will not have a significant impact on residents although they will be slightly more inconvenienced. However, as we try to minimise the impact of massive cuts elsewhere it's one measure which seems to me at least well thought out and as far as these things can go, welcome.