Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Fears for York's libraries - The York Press - 25/09/12


"YORK’S libraries could be taken out of council control under a potential shake-up, according to opposition councillors.
The Liberal Democrat group on City of York Council has claimed the city’s library service may be transferred into the ownership of a “social enterprise” and that this option will form part of a public consultation to will be launched next week.
The party fears such a move, if implemented, could mean libraries being essentially “privatised” and claimed the plans were being drawn up in private. But the ruling Labour group accused the Lib Dems of “scaremongering”.

Oh dear if the rumours are true then this could be another case of a council, who just happen to be Labour, trying to push through privatisation as a 'social enterprise' or as Lambeth like to call it the 'cooperative model'!

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