Meeting on library services

PEOPLE in Scarborough are being invited to a public meeting to air their views on the future of the library service.

It will be held at Scarborough Library in Vernon Road on Wednesday at 6pm.

Officers from the library service will give details of the budget cuts required by North Yorkshire County Council over the next four years and will outline the proposals drawn up to deal with them.

Local people will be asked for their views on possible options for maintaining a library service in the face of the cutbacks.

County Councillor Chris Metcalfe, executive member for Adult and Community Services, said: “I urge people in the Scarborough district to attend this meeting and bring with them positive solutions as to how they can help to keep a library presence in their area.

“We would like to hear from community groups and individuals who are prepared to maintain a library presence, or take over the running of the existing libraries including paying the rent, rates and energy bills.

“We know this is a big ask, but we hope that the people of North Yorkshire are up for this challenge.”

Everyone is welcome.