Library cuts in East Hampshire

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City Labour MP slams budget for ‘failing Portsmouth’

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MOBILE library services in East Hampshire are set to be slashed by Hampshire County Council.

Only four out of 14 library stops – Bentworth, Catherington, Hawkley, and Selbourne – will remain in service if the cuts go ahead. Elsewhere in the county, Bursledon will lose its mobile library. The service in Knowle village near Fareham is to be kept on but moved from Greater Horseshoe Way to the Village Hall.

The cuts – due to be voted through on September 27 – are a result of dwindling numbers of library users, councillors claimed.