Sunday, 18 January 2015

Threat to mobile libraries in Whitwick and Thringstone

A councillor is urging Whitwick and Thringstone residents to air their views about proposed changes to a valuable library service.

Councillor Leon Spence is asking local people to contact him with their views about County Council cutbacks to mobile libraries.

Councillor Spence said 'Proposals have been tabled to cut mobile library visits to once every three or four weeks and to reduce the number of stops being made.

'At the minute Whitwick benefits from 10 stops on a 2 weekly rota, Thringstone has 8 stops. It would be good to hear from local residents who regularly use the service and their views on the proposals.

'A number of stops, such as those at Howe Court and The Pines, may well be used particularly by older people or those with limited mobility. I would be especially interested to hear how the cuts may affect those library users.'

Anyone interested in taking part in the County Council's consultation can do so by clicking here. The consultation is open until Wednesday 8 April.

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