Question from: County Councillor Gareth Ratcliffe Subject: Library Funding
Following our conversation last week re Library budget for next year can you confirm please the cut around the £30k to library services. Last year the £200k proposal to remove from branch libraries was withdrawn.
Hay has a group who is working hard to try and get a option to support the library in Hay for the local community.
Is the £30k on top of the £200k that was withdrawn last year of is it just £30k and the £200k is off the table at this point?
Response by the Portfolio Holder:
Thank you for your email. I can confirm that the proposed library service budget reduction for next financial year is £30,000 only.
We are aware of the proactive community group that are working very hard in Hay, and are grateful for their support and commitment. We will be meeting with them soon and hope to conclude an agreement to secure a sustainable future for Hay Library from April 2021 onwards.