What this consultation is about
Last year we asked local groups and organisations to come forward and work with us to make our plans to transfer 20 out of 45 libraries to communities a reality. A number of groups have come forward and are now working with us on building business cases to show their ideas are sustainable in the long-term.
It was agreed by Cabinet in December 2018 that the opening hours at 25 of our libraries would change and any of the 20 libraries who did not have an initial expression of interest from the community would have their opening hours reduced in line with the proposals outlined in the Library Strategy.
The reduction to opening hours is an important part of the Derbyshire Library Service Strategy, and will contribute to the £1.6 million the library service must save by 2021.
Reducing hours at Borrowash Library is now needed after the interested party considering taking over its running recently decided not to pursue their interest.
Borrowash Library on Victoria Avenue is currently open for 32 hours per week and will need to reduce its opening times to 18 hours in line with the other 7 libraries where consultations have already been held.
We're asking library users their views about opening hours and what would suit them best.