Audio: What does the future hold for libraries?

warwick payne being interviewedOn National Libraries Day, we chatted with the cabinet member responsible for libraries, a Bitterne Park ward councillor and the chair of Friends of Cobbett Road Library about the future of local libraries like Cobbett Road.
Pic: Cllr Warwick Payne, by Ann MacGillivray


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As locals gathered on National Libraries Day at Cobbett Road to celebrate their local library – not to mention the fact it’s likely to escape with a cut of a sixth rather than a half to its opening times in the budget – we chatted with Bitterne Park Cllr Peter Baillie (Conservative); Cllr Warwick Payne (Labour) – cabinet member for housing and leisure; and Kevin Lancashire, Chair of Friends of Cobbett Road Library (in that order) about the future for small libraries such as ours.

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