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Council proposes reduction in opening hours at Whitley library

Reading Borough Council (RBC) proposes to reduce the opening hours at Whitley Library from 21 to 18 hours per week as part of a package to save over £200,000 by reducing costs across Reading’s libraries.

The council proposes to reduce opening hours at other Reading libraries too, including the central library, where hours will be reduced from 46 to 36 per week. The council have opened a public consultation where you can give your views.

Whitley Library is due to move from its current location on the corner of Northumberland Avenue and Cressingham Road to the nearby South Reading Community Centre later this year.

The council will discuss the proposal at their policy committee on 19 February 2018 at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU.

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1 comment

  1. I can’t help thinking that the town centre facilities being open double the time of the ones in the suburbs like Whitley is somehow wrong. There is money for niche cultural events and entertainment in the town centre it seems.

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