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Oxfordshire county libraries OX

Location: UK » South East » OX

Almost half of Oxfordshire County Libraries are to be cut in proposals put forward by conservative-run Oxfordshire County council. 20 of the the 43 libraries, often in rural locations, are to be cut, saving a measly 2m over 4 years. A one-off pot of money is being made available to voluntary community groups who may wish to come forward with proposals to run their local library. The detail of how infrastructure, the buildings, the stock,  the systems ,will be dealt with under any volunteer scheme, has not been made clear. Any grant to volunteer groups would be one-off.

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I am filled with rage at this libraries closure

I am filled with impotent rage at the proposals to close half of Oxfordshire Libraries. People all over Oxfordshire will be affected. Many of them live in rural isolated communities, where there is hidden deprivation amongst the splendid big houses and pretty villages. Many are elderly and not able to travel far as there is very patchy public transport.

A one-off pot is being made available to voluntarty community groups who may want to run…

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Posted by: Brona at 2:26pm on 2 December 2010

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