Category Archives: Community

Library privatisation planned without protection

Wokingham Lib Dem councillors are furious that the council is pushing ahead with plans to privatise the Borough’s libraries without putting safeguards in place to protect the services offered or the number of libraries.  The Conservatives made the decision in May to proceed with outsourcing the library service from next year, with no discussion or […]

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Save Our Libraries campaign launched

Wokingham Borough Council has announced plans to award the library services’ contract to a private company in May 2012. In response, Rachelle Shepherd-DuBey and Anthony Vick have announced the formation of a ‘Save Our Libraries’ campaign and are inviting anybody interested to contact them. Rachelle Shepherd-DuBey said: “I am appalled by the thought of companies […]

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Lib Dem outrage at library privatisation

The Liberal Democrats are outraged that Wokingham Borough Council is planning to privatise library services. At the meeting on 26th May, the Council’s Executive gave the green light to begin discussions with commercial partners to run the Borough’s libraries. Cllr Prue Bray (Leader of Wokingham Liberal Democrats) said: ‘I am appalled that the Executive have decided […]

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