To consider reviewing service levels and forms of service delivery for library services in areas of reduced demand. Options will include:
a. reducing opening hours, removing the rural Mobile Library service and other logistical changes
b. Using the Community Hubs programme to accelerate options to share space and bring services together under one roof so that services in communities are maintained more economically
Relevant community and staff consultation will be undertaken and wherever possible staff savings will be through natural turnover. The service priority will be to protect and support those most vulnerable in our communities.
The Cabinet Member for Safer Stronger Communities will be asked to approve options from those which are developed.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Divisions affected: (All Divisions);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/07/2019
Decision due: December 2019 by Cabinet
Lead member: Councillor Duncan Crow firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead director: Executive Director Place Services
Contact: Lesley Sim, Head of Libraries, Heritage and Registration Email: email@example.com Tel: 0330 022 24786.
Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities via the author of officer contact by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.
Service users, elected members and staff and the Environment Communities and Fire Select Committee.
Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan - 033022 26050
West Sussex Plan Priority: A Strong, Safe and Sustainable Place