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Bromley could unite library service with Bexley

PUBLISHED: 09:48 20 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:48 20 October 2015

Bromley Central library

Bromley Central library

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The council will be taking a decision next month

Bexley and Bromley are considering jointly commissioning their library service.

The proposed move could protect front line library services while saving on costs for both London boroughs, as they face financial challenges.

Bromley councill will be taking a decision on the proposal on November 9.

Under the suggestion, the library services would join together, but with each council being able to specify specific requirements according to the borough’s priorities.

A further decision will be taken in 2016.

Peter Morgan, Bromley’s executive councillor for renewal and recreation said: “We must consider all the options carefully with the overall aim of protecting our library service.

“Our shared management service approach with Bexley has delivered savings whilst maintaining the frontline library service and now, we are looking to see how we can deliver further savings whilst maintaining this important service.”

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