Life line for libraries

Newby Scalby library
Newby Scalby library

A LIFE line has been handed to Scarborough’s under threat libraries.

North Yorkshire County Councillors have agreed a 12 month stay of execution to give more time for libraries to find alternative ways of operating in light of the £2.3 million savings identified by the council.

A total of 23 libraries across the county had been classed as under threat, including Scalby, Eastfield, Ayton and Hunmanby.

Hundreds of people from across Scarborough attended a number of public meetings in the hope of fighting the proposed closures.

For full local reaction to the news read Friday’s Scarborough Evening News.