Hampshire County Council cuts: What will affect culture services?

HOW will cultural services provided by Hampshire County Council be affected under the proposals?

n Between 25 to 55 full time jobs set to be axed.

n Self-service technology to be introduced in all libraries with staff numbers to reduced as far as possible. Public consultation to take place in 2018 regarding transferring the running of services to community groups and reduced opening hours.

n Increasing number of volunteers to manage country park estates as part of a change in the way parks are looked after.

n Reduced funding for arts and museums.

n Reduction in transfer of services and funding for Sport Hampshire & Isle of Wight.

n Workforce reductions in Hampshire Archives and Records as service becomes increasingly digitised, with online pay-per-view access.

n Limited reduction to revenue funding for Basingstoke canal.

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