Somerset’s public libraries are at risk

On the 15th December 2010, Somerset County Council announced proposals that would result in the closure of 20 public libraries across the county. According to the plans:

  • The public library service in Somerset will face budget cuts of 25%.
  • 20 libraries will have funding removed – more than half of the current number.
  • The fleet of mobile libraries will be reduced from 6 to 2.
  • Remaining libraries will have opening hours reduced.

Somerset County Council have announced a consultation period in order to allow communities around the county to respond to the plans. This is our opportunity to have our say.

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