Libraries Strategy

2. Community Libraries and community-run Mobile Library

As part of the library strategy, the difficult decision has been made to close Langney, Mayfield, Ore, Pevensey Bay, Polegate, Ringmer and Willingdon Libraries after Saturday 5 May 2018. The Mobile Library Service and financial support to Northiam Village Library will also stop on this day.

Cabinet agreed to delegate authority to the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport, in consultation with the Assistant Chief Executive, to consider any viable community proposals to take over the running of the seven libraries which will close, or the Mobile Library, and to enter into appropriate agreements on behalf of the County Council.

We invited expressions of interest from communities interested in submitting proposals to take over the running of one of the seven libraries which will close, or the Mobile Library. This process is only applicable where it would involve the use of either County Council assets or purchase of our services. The deadline for submitting proposals was 30 April 2018.

Final Proposals

We have received proposals for the following:

Langney Library

Ore Library

Pevensey Bay Library

Polegate Library

Ringmer Library

Willingdon Library

We will be evaluating the proposals in May 2018 and further details will be available here in June.

If you would like any further information about the proposals, please contact us.

This information was last updated on Friday 4th May 2018.

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