Decision details

Modern Libraries - Community Library approach

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Report sets out the proposals for Bath NES Community Libraries.


RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:


1)  Adopt the new approach to delivering Community Run Library services in Bath and North East Somerset as set out in Appendix B as part of the overall Modern Libraries programme.

2)  Approve the release of Capital in the sum of £275,000 to invest in and support our new approach to Community Run Libraries.


Reasons for the decision:

As described in the July Modern Libraries report, integrating the core libraries and considering a new approach to delivery for our communities, allows us to deliver our strategic objectives, continue to provide a comprehensive and efficient library service whilst at the same time meeting the financial challenges we face.

Alternative options considered:

As per report.

Report author: Ian Savigar

Publication date: 11/10/2017

Date of decision: 11/10/2017

Decided at meeting: 11/10/2017 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 19/10/2017

Call-in deadline date: 18/10/2017

Current call-in Count: 0

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