Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Cornish Libraries To Close Longer
6:01am 18th March 2014
Cornwall's libraries will be closed another day a week.
It is as the council tries to save £400,000.
Cornwall Council cabinet member for shared services Adam Paynter said: "As part of the budget process and requirement to save £1.3m from our 'customer access' services, members made the decision to save £400,000 from the library and one stop shop service by reducing opening hours.
"We came up with a proposal of reduced hours which we then talked through with local members, staff, unions and partners. We have listened to their comments and amended the plans where possible to minimise the disruption to the local community whilst still making the savings. We are now able to publish the final agreed revised opening times which will be introduced from 01 June 2014 ensuring plenty of notice for customers and partners who also use the buildings.
"Of course it is not ideal that the Council has had to cut opening hours at libraries and one stop shops but it has been necessary to meet our reducing budgets whilst allowing us to keep all sites open rather than closing some of them."
Work will also continue to look at the possibility of amalgamating stand-alone one stop shops and libraries.
6:01am 18th March 2014
Share This StoryTweet
UK warned Brexit bill will be 'very hefty' and EU trade deal will take years
National News: Britain will be landed with a "very hefty bill" to get out of the EU exit door, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned.
David Cassidy reveals he has dementia after forgetting songs
Showbiz News: Former teen idol David Cassidy has revealed he has dementia, after forgetting the words to his own songs during concerts last weekend.
Man dies in shark attack off Reunion Island after ignoring danger warnings
World News: A man who ignored warnings not to surf off the coast of Reunion Island has died after being bitten on the leg by a shark.
FA and Gambling Commission probe Sutton goalkeeper Wayne Shaw's pie-eating
Sports News: Sutton goalkeeper Wayne Shaw is at the centre of a betting probe after eating a pie on the substitutes' bench during an FA Cup defeat to Arsenal.
Newspaper apologises after using Baldwin SNL photo instead of Trump
Strange News: A newspaper in the Dominican Republic has had to apologise to readers after it mistakenly used a photo of Alec Baldwin impersonating Donald Trump instead of the US President himself.