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Mobile Library Service Under Threat

Thursday November 6 2014

BARNSLEY'S mobile library service is under threat.

Local folk have been urged to share their views with the council, who plan to axe the service and replace it with a home delivery-style scheme.

Coun Jenny Platts, cabinet spokesperson, said: "We're facing a big challenge as we look to save a further £28 million from our budget.

"In order to meet this, we need to save £100,000 from the library service and we're suggesting we do this by stopping the mobile library."

People can take part in the consultation by picking up papers from the mobile library, or on the council's website at consult.barnsley.gov.uk/portal.

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Reply Posted by 4ft11andshrinking on Friday November 7 2014 at 16:47
Just another small part of our culture going to the dogs! And the money being saved will go where? Absolutely totally shabby.

Reply Posted by Sid on Friday November 7 2014 at 17:35
Its hardley a big part of our culture is it 4ft andshrinking

Reply Posted by 4ft11andshrinking on Saturday November 8 2014 at 13:24
@Sid You obviously don't have to depend on the mobile library, otherwise you would not be so flippant!

Reply Posted by Concered on Saturday November 8 2014 at 13:51
My late mother depended on the mobile library. The staff were brilliant, even delivering the books to her flat when she couldn't make it to the mobile library.
They knew the books she preferred and always had time for a quick chat.

A valuable and much appreciated service for the elderly, please keep it.

Reply Posted by Mr C on Saturday November 8 2014 at 14:52
I think its things like this we need to keep

Reply Posted by Dr Debate on Saturday November 8 2014 at 18:47
I think mobile library is rubbish and its time to get rid

Reply Posted by Johnny on Sunday November 9 2014 at 16:36
What it doesn't mention above, which it did mention in the Chronicle is that they are planning to replace this with a home delivery service, which would seem better to me.

Reply Posted by Johnny on Sunday November 9 2014 at 16:38
Sorry WAB - it does mention it above. Eyes painted on!

Reply Posted by Smut on Tuesday November 11 2014 at 07:29
what about starting closer to home cars meals drop the discount on council tax to £100 a year for people out of work that's only £2 a week most of them spend more on booze fags and drugs but there again most are growing ti fund what council need to do get off their ar@e and visit all that's claim rebate and look into their houses and see how many living in luxury only a minority are below the breadline

Reply Posted by Thomas Masters on Tuesday November 11 2014 at 08:06
smut@ another brainless scratter, Do you not realise that a lot of folks are out of work may have been made redundant due to the economical crises, some have
worked hard to get a lovely home and now in need of some financial help until they can find EMPLOYMENT, a lot have paid into the system and now are asking for a bit back due to no fault of there own. WHY do idiots like you think EVERYBODY who is claiming should live in an empty shell with only dry bread and water, get a grip and folk like you makes my blood boil,, rant over

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Tuesday November 11 2014 at 08:22
I concur!

Reply Posted by Mr C on Tuesday November 11 2014 at 20:32
I agree with you on this Thomas too many people wanting to attack the unemployed or anyone on benefits the government are already attacking them with sanctions end of the day when you work they tax you enough so if you end up out of work due to this economic climate its your right to claim its the people who never pay into system they should be picking on but those are the people the leave alone