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Councillors make bid for new mobile library vans now

Councillors make bid for new mobile library vans now

A final bid to secure the immediate purchase of new vans for the mobile library service failed to secure sufficient support at this week’s meeting of the full Comhairle.
Harris and South Lochs councillor, John Mitchell tabled a motion calling for the vans to be purchased without further delay and ahead of moves to have the future of the mobiles libraries included in wider public consultations planned by the Comhairle on the future of local services.  

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The Council are putting their thinking caps on about the best way to minimise the impact of funding cuts on local services, which many believe are already stretched beyond their limits.

Shake up of local services in bid to save more money

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has proposed a ‘radical’ new plan to limit the impact of budget cuts on council services, and has hailed its new approach not just an attempt to save money, but as a drive to empower and enable local communities. But the move has been criticised by the Comhairle’s staff union, who are calling on the Comhairle and the Scottish Government to explain why ‘one of the most fragile local economies in the country is being forced to endure the highest level of budget cuts’.

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