As reported in the last issue of The Faversham Eye, Councillor Mike Cosgrove justified the Kent County Council’s axing of local library opening hours by saying that the newly-refurbished Faversham library is “hardly used” for three days a week. Perhaps he should have added “…by me”.
The rest of Faversham are avid users of the library, the second busiest in Swale. Official figures show nearly ten per cent of the adult population of the town are members. More importantly, one in three children and young people use it.
Faversham library’s opening times will be reduced by 11 hours, from 53 hours to 42 by Conservative-controlled KCC. The cuts which aim to save £960,000 a year, will be implemented over the next three years. The library was refurbished last year at a cost of £250,000.
Read the original Councillor’s Library Claims Debunked story here.