Bal­ly­waltrim li­brary hours cur­tailed to save money

Bray People - - News -

IT HAS BEEN con­firmed by Wick­low County Li­brary Ser­vices that Bal­ly­waltrim li­brary hours are to be cur­tailed as a cost-cut­ting mea­sure. The cost re­duc­tions in­clude a sub­stan­tial cut in the book fund in ad­di­tion to the ex­che­quer im­posed abo­li­tion of the school book fund across the county.

The County Li­brar­ian Bren­dan Martin has writ­ten to Ms. Chris­tine Flood, the Town Clerk, for con­fir­ma­tion.

Main­te­nance and build­ing re­pair across Wick­low li­braries can only be sus­tained in the short-term, while over­heads, cen­tral ad­min­is­tra­tion, out­reach and travel have also been cut.

Man­age­ment de­cided that as Bray has two li­braries, the re­quired cut­back would be made to Bal­ly­waltrim. Open­ing hours are to be re­duced from 34 to 23 per week with the ser­vice open four days. The changes are ex­pected to take ef­fect in March or April.

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