- 2016-07-06 09:45:00
The Tribune understands Peterborough’s rural mobile library service has not been considered for any changes, as part of the council’s re-think of library services and how they’re delivered across the city. Many had feared the service would be cut drastically or stopped altogether as part of the council’s drive to save cash and balance the Peterborough budget, due to the Government’s ongoing swingeing cuts to local councils nationally.
When we contacted Northborough ward councillor Peter Hiller he told us: “As a rural ward councillor I consider the mobile library to our villages one of the front-line services to be protected. Our residents don’t just use it for books, it’s a community link in many other ways and it would be sorely missed if it was to be cut, or even reduced in either frequency or stopping places”. He added “I’ve spoken to many residents over the years I’ve been councillor for this rural ward and the comments about the service and the staff have always been extremely positive, and even during the current financial austerity John Holdich (Glinton ward Cllr and PCC Deputy Leader) and I will do our best to ensure it remains in place for the residents we represent”