Saturday, December 02, 2006

More on Libraries
Following hot on the heels of a decision to stop providing magazines in Essex Libraries comes the news that Essex County Council intends to make the weekly mobile library service fortnightly. The rationale for these cuts in public service is to save £100 million pounds on the County Council's budget over the next three years. If Essex County Council is really so short of cash they should realise that dishing out free champagne at Library events while cutting the service is sending out the wrong signals. (Champagne reception held at Chelmsford Library on 16 November).