Corporate & Community Services Cabinet Member – Minutes – 14 July 2011

1  (1)  HAXEY LIBRARY – The Director Corporate and Community Services submitted a report to determine that Haxey Library should continue to be managed and staffed by North Lincolnshire Council.

The report outlined that a decision was taken earlier in 2011 (Sport, Leisure & Culture Cabinet Member, Minute 99 refers) to establish Haxey Library as a council-managed facility operating with local volunteers.  This followed a review of Haxey Library that had explored the potential for alternative service delivery models, to ensure sustainability and improve value for money.

A fall in the numbers of potential volunteers indicated that it would not be sufficient to sustain the volunteer operated model long-term on the existing ten opening hours per week and this in turn raised a serious concern about the viability of installing self-service facilities at Haxey Library. 

In light of these issues, the report proposed the retention of the current service model for Haxey Library for the foreseeable future. 

Resolved – (a)  That the continuation of the existing service delivery arrangements by North Lincolnshire Council for Haxey Library be approved, and (b) that these arrangements remain in place for a minimum of five years subject to any further commissioned reviews of library provision.

Where there is no report this is because it is exempt, as it contains information which is considered to be of a confidential nature, as detailed in the Local Government (Access to Information) Act.