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Friends of Pevensey Bay Library

Change in Library Service

What is proposed by ESCC's strategy?

  • £653,000 cuts imposed by  central government funding to local authorities, no financial help at all for communities to set up and manage their own libraries, seven libraries proposed for closure including Pevensey Bay
  • ESCC future spending to focus only on ‘priority needs’ rather than ‘demand’
  • Cutbacks in hours of remaining libraries
  • More investment in the eLibrary
  • Closed libraries will be offered to new occupants to generate income & reduce costs
  • The Home Library Service for the housebound, run by volunteers, will continue 
  • A new Children’s and Young People’s Offer to support literacy  - details are vague
  • Increased ‘outreach work’ in disadvantaged communities - details are vague
  • ‘Community’ card enabling a designated person to provide a selection of books
  • Invitations for communities to put forward proposals to fund and run their libraries