Decision due on future of West Berkshire libraries

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A decision on the future of libraries in West Berkshire is due to be made at a council meeting later today.

Campaigners have been protesting about council budget cuts which could mean they face severe cutbacks and closure.

Discussions have already been held with Parish Councils and Community groups to collectively think of ways to raise £150,000 to keep services open.

More than 1200 people responded to the recent Library Service Review to help shape the future of our libraries in West Berkshire. It is resoundingly clear that local people want to be involved in saving this much valued service. Although we were faced with many challenges, it was hugely encouraging to see positive and innovative ideas coming through from Parish and Town Councils and communities who want to help deliver this much valued service."

– Councillor Dominic Boeck, Executive Member for Culture