Ten libraries in Bury are set to close
The recommendations came at the end canada goose outlet of an 18 month long consultation goose outlet canada period by the official canada goose outlet cash strapped Labour council and canada goose outlet store uk were voted on at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday night.12:02, 29 JUN 2017Updated12:25, 29 JUN 2017Unsworth Library is closing (Image: Google)
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The libraries set to close are Ainsworth, Brandlesholme, Castle Leisure Centre, Coronation Road, Dumers Lane, Moorside, Topping Fold, Tottington, Unsworth and Whitefield.
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canada goose outlet montreal Council leader Rishi Shori said: “Of the 10 libraries set to close the majority are smaller outreach libraries. There will be a main library in four of Bury’s townships. canada goose outlet montreal
canada goose outlet uk “Our statutory minimum is three libraries, but we have managed to save four. canada goose outlet uk
“Finances are an issue and the council has been under huge pressure to save money, particularly due to the canada goose outlet sale rising costs of social care.”
canada goose coats uk One of the town’s main libraries, in Tottington, has been earmarked for closure but Councillor Shori says they are in ‘advanced discussions’ with community groups in the area that are hoping to take over the running of the library canada goose outlet black friday so it can remain open. canada goose coats uk
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“There will be a three month transition period and we are encouraging community groups to canada goose outlet shop come and see us so we can work with them to help them,” he added.
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However, opposition councillors have expressed their doubts about this strategy.
canada goose outlet washington dc Liberal Democrat leader Tim Pickstone said: “I think it could be a solution with more work, but 10 libraries are shutting in three months and I am not sure enough work has been done. canada goose outlet washington dc
canada goose stockists uk “I am very disappointed that Bury Council has not managed to find ways, like so many other councils have, of keeping more libraries open.” canada goose stockists uk
canada goose womens outlet James Daly, leader of the Conservative group, added: ” I am very pleased that four libraries are to remain open but believe that others could have been saved through joint working between the council and community groups. canada goose womens outlet
“These discussions should have started years ago and could have established working models to allow individual libraries not only to survive but prosper, canada goose outlet store yet the Labour council concentrated on misguided projects such as the installation of a sculpture centre in Bury Central Library costing taxpayers
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