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MOBILE library services could stop in some parts of the county as part of a money-saving review.

Hampshire County Council is reviewing where the mobile library visits in rural areas as they say the service is hardly being used.

Forty stops in rural areas – including East Hampshire and Winchester district – are under review.

The county council said some stops are not used by anyone.

Councillor Keith Chapman, who heads libraries, said: ‘The mobile library service currently makes 363 stops around Hampshire, mainly on a monthly and weekly basis, but a number of these stops are so poorly used that this is not an efficient use of the vehicles. We are also looking to increase the length of time vehicles are parked at some of the more popular stops.’

If there is no potential for improvement, the 40 stops could be withdrawn from October.

A public consultation is under way about the possible changes. Visit hants.gov.uk/library