Thursday, 5 July 2012

Conservatives Delay Decision On Library Privatisation

Wokingham's Conservative party has decided  to privatise our library service despite campaigners, including the Earley Lib Dems, presenting Wokingham Council with the largest petition it has ever received opposing privatising our libraries [ in fact, the Conservatives tried to claim that outsourcing our library service is not actually privatisation! ].  

Now it appears that although the Conservatives have decided to privatise our library service, they can't quite make up their minds how they're going to do it. They were supposed to announce who they were awarding the Library Contract to in March but delayed the decision until June, now we learn - thanks to a question put to Wokingham's Executive Committee by Lib Dem Cllr Prue Bray - that the decision has been delayed once again until November.

Could it be that the Conservatives are having second thoughts? Unlikely, but until they get around to figuring out what they want to do with the library service there is always hope.