Bromley Mobile Library is being cut

Bromley Mobile Library service to be cut next month

Bromley Mobile Library service to be cut next month

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

Bromley Council has decided to cut the borough’s mobile library service.

The council says due to "unprecedented financial pressures" the facility will park up on Monday September 8.

The van currently operates six days a week, beginning its journey on Mondays in Keston, travelling throughout Bromley, and finishing on Saturday afternoons in Locksbottom.

One Beckenham resident wrote to News Shopper to suggest discontinuing the library is picking on a "soft target", and feels money should be saved in other ways – such as cutting the number of councillors.

However, Bromley Council says alternatives such as the network of 14 static libraries and the free Home Library service remain.

A spokesperson said: "The free Home Library service is available for residents unable to reach their local library, with a selection of books delivered to their doors each month.

"We have made and are making every effort to inform existing mobile library users about this service.

"With this in place, at a time of unprecedented financial pressures affecting every Council service, the mobile library service will cease from 6 September following a consultation process with users."

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10:22am Tue 5 Aug 14

Boris bighead says...

What happened to Bromley councils £50 million that they were saving for a rainy day?
I bet the pigs' trough is full though.
What happened to Bromley councils £50 million that they were saving for a rainy day? I bet the pigs' trough is full though. Boris bighead
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11:45am Tue 5 Aug 14

Eagles_Man says...

Boris bighead wrote:
What happened to Bromley councils £50 million that they were saving for a rainy day?
I bet the pigs' trough is full though.
I expect it's £50m x 2% (?) interest = £1m per year. You don't spend your savings on day to day expenses.
[quote][p][bold]Boris bighead[/bold] wrote: What happened to Bromley councils £50 million that they were saving for a rainy day? I bet the pigs' trough is full though.[/p][/quote]I expect it's £50m x 2% (?) interest = £1m per year. You don't spend your savings on day to day expenses. Eagles_Man
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