Mobile library for Daventry’s villages sees cuts to service

NEW mobile library routes have been introduced to help save Northamptonshire County Council money.

Service, which used to visit many villages around the Daventry area, has been cut back to save £67, 000.

Regular users of the mobile library were asked how they used the services, and the results used to map out the new route and stops, which started yesterday (Wednesday).

Councillor Heather Smith, county council cabinet member for customer services said: “The new routes that are being launched this week represent far more than simply a 50 per cent reduction. We are launching a transformed service that will go out to the communities when and where they are really needed.”

In order to attract more users of the mobile library service, the new route also includes early evenings and weekend visits, for times that suit the whole community.

For anyone who is unable to get to the library, either through age or disability, can use the Home Library service, which is free to use. For more information on the home service visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/libraryservice.