Fears raised that the axe hangs over 37 out of 52 libraries in Hampshire as part of council cost-cutting drive

DOZENS of libraries in Hampshire could be closed, it has been claimed.

Monday, 18th November 2019, 11:00 am
Updated Monday, 18th November 2019, 11:46 am
Some libraries in Hampshire are at risk of closure, it has been claimed Picture posed by models

A county councillor has claimed that 37 libraries across the county are under threat of closure as Hampshire County Council aims to save £1.75m from the library sector by 2021 in a move that would put 58 jobs at risk.County bosses said there are 52 libraries across the county and further details over their future are yet to be revealed and will be subject to public consultations.The authority said it ‘would not be appropriate to speculate’ but confirmed that public consultations will take place in January.They were expected to be held this month but have been pushed back due to the general election.

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