Last chance for say on library plans

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LIBRARY users in Rotherham have until the end of the month to have their say on proposed budget cuts affecting services in the town - which include closure of two branches.

Rotherham Council wants to make ‘efficiency savings’ of £500,000 which include shutting Kimberworth and Kimberworth Park libraries - the two least-used in the borough.

Mobile library services would be provided as a replacement.

Meanwhile, weekly opening hours would increase at five of Rotherham’s most-used libraries – Riverside House in the town centre, Aston, Mowbray Gardens, Wath and Rawmarsh.

Minor changes will be made at Brinsworth, Dinnington and Thurcroft, where opening hours will reduce slightly.

Rotherham Council said hundreds of people had attended drop-in consultation meetings that were run in recent weeks to give their views on the proposals.

Others have taken part online or through other meetings and events.

Officials say there is still a chance for people to give their views either online or at their local library until the end of August.

Information about the proposals is available at all local libraries and consultation documents are available at