Mobile library changes approved
REDUCTIONS to the number of stops made by Rhondda Cynon Taf’s mobile library service will attract new customers and make it more sustainable, councillors have heard.
RCT’s cabinet has approved the changes which will see the service stop just 48 times instead of 393.
But the stops it will make will be for longer periods of time, with the number of vehicles reduced from three to two new ones which will be fitted with WiFi.
The library housebound service will continue but under the new name of @HomeLibraryService.
Councillor Rhys Lewis, cabinet member for stronger communities, well-being and cultural services, said: “The service is a very popular service and is well regarded.
“But circumstances have forced us to review it. With low numbers and increasing costs, it provides the opportunity for us to see how we can make the service more viable and sustainable. It is a service we want to see grow.”
Council leader Andrew Morgan said there are 13 councilrun libraries and they are involved with three community-run libraries, and that the changes will mean there will be “more meaningful stops”.