Still time to have a say on the future of Debyshire mobile libraries

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Residents still have three weeks to give their views on the future of Derbyshire County Council’s mobile library service in a consultation to help the authority deal with budget cuts.

The council has to cut £157 million over the next four years and is looking at making changes to services across the council.

With two large maximum capacity vehicles (MCVs) and eight smaller standard mobile libraries, it costs the authority £720,000 a year to run and employs 26 people – equivalent to 18 full time staff.

More than 7,000 residents have already taken part in the consultation.

Coun Dave Allen said: “We’ve already had a good number of responses to the consultation but there are still three weeks left for others to take part. These are difficult decisions and I want to make sure we make the most informed choice based on local people’s views.”

The consultation will run until Saturday, 9th August. Questionnaires are available in all county council branch and mobile libraries and GP surgeries or can be completed online at