Changes to Fife's library services to go to 'full Council' vote

Archived news: published on Tuesday 12 Jan 2016 by Fife Council

 

The Council’s Executive Committee met earlier today (Tuesday). The recommendations from a recent Education, Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee call-in on the changes to Fife’s  library services were discussed.

 

Following a vote, the Committee agreed not to accept the recommendations and to allow further discussion to take place by taking it to a meeting of all 78 councillors (‘full Council’), next month.

 

Chair of the Executive Committee and Council Leader David Ross said: “Whilst I welcome the response from the Scrutiny Committee, we cannot accept its recommendations as they stand. The best way to progress this issue and reach a final decision is to take it to the full Council in February. 

 

“This will allow it to be looked at in the context of the significant budget challenge facing the Council and will allow further discussion on issues such as timing and resources needed to support the development of alternative community based delivery models. There is some common ground here and I hope we may be able to reach consensus on some of these issues.”

 

 Background:

The papers for today’s Executive Committee meeting are available here.

A reminder of the recommendations agreed by Scrutiny Committee last week is available here.

A reminder of what was agreed by the Executive Committee in December 2015 on library services is available here.

 

David Ross, Councillor 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 24 03 Contact David Ross online
By Post: Fife council, Fife House North Street, Glenrothes,KY7 5LT
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