The library policy failed

The current policy on libraries in our city has clearly put people off visiting, with visits to the branch libraries in our city at an all-time low since the staff were sacked.

Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 5:33 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 6:39 am

This means that vulnerable people such as the elderly, isolated and mentally ill, among others, are not engaging with a service that could enhance and even change their lives in so many positive ways.

Destaffing libraries also produced a small saving compared to some of the more non-essential items the council could have cut.

Think of the millions it spends employing trade union convenors, senior managers etc.

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What we need from Sheffield Council is an acknowledgement that current library policy has failed, and a plan to restaff libraries using savings from the non-essentials that I mentioned above.

Martin Vaughan

Stannington Road, Sheffield S6