Cornwall Council Budget Implications for St Just Library

Cornwall Council Budget implications for St Just Library. I have not read all of the over 200 pages yet! You can read it too (look at my news post on the budget). I am sure that it will not mention St Just Library because it will not go into that much detail. However, I thought this early nugget was worth sharing, re Library services.

“Given the severe financial position, it is envisaged that we can maximise the capacity of the library service by taking a mixed economy approach to the delivery of this service. That approach will include libraries in new locations, shared locations with other public services, libraries run by volunteers and town and parish run libraries. The exact model will depend on local consultation. We are conscious that the library service has been one of the first targets for cuts in the past but we have ensured that no static branch has closed to date. We want to make sure that situation continues and we are keen to give all potential partners as much chance as possible to work with us on their local library.”

Reading between the lines, the future of the library service in the St Just/ Pendeen area will likely be down to what the community and Town Council will be prepared to sustain. So, whether the Library is essential to you and your family or whether you think it is a waste of space and money, now is the time to let me and the Town Council know your views and if you want to take an active part, get in touch with the ‘Friends’ group, through Sandy Angove or Kate Beckly. Sandy: sandyangove@macace.net; Kate: kate.beckly@virgin.net

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