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Tunstall Library opening hours reduced by 6 hours a week - New opening times



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Libraries across Stoke-on-Trent are being faced with a cut in hours to try and save Stoke-on-Trent City Council £100,000.

Tunstall library will now have it's open hours reduced by 6 hours.

This could take the form of reduced working hours during the week, or opening half a day for one or two days.

 

Councillor Hassall, cabinet member for housing and neighbourhoods had the following to say on the Library hour reduction.

"Changes to library opening times follow full consultation, and sign-off by full council.

"They are being introduced to ensure the level of staffing support for customers remains the same, albeit on reduced hours, and that the network of libraries remains as it currently stands.

"We recognise that libraries are based in the heart of the community and are a local service – retaining that network was important for customers.

"Some of the libraries will introduce a half-day opening, and libraries will open until 6pm on four nights a week, instead of until 7pm on two nights of the week.

"The 6-7pm hour is one of the less popular times for people to go into their library, and the increase from 5pm to 6pm on two nights has been designed to make access easier for those people visiting after school or on the way home from work."

Tunstall library is the 3rd most popular Library with a estimated 90,000 visits per year. Coming behind Hanley & Longton libraries.

I'll get an update on Tunstall Libraries new opening hours on the site soon.

From Tuesday 8th May 2012 Opening Hours will be:

Monday9am - 6pm
Tuesday9am - 6pm
Wednesday9am - 6pm
Thursday9am - 2pm
Friday9am - 6pm
Saturday10am - 2pm
SundayTunstall Library is closed on Sunday

Source: this is Staffordshire

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Web Monkey's picture

Obviously this is bad news to

Obviously this is bad news to staff at the library as their pay will no doubt be reduced because of these cuts. However in a way it's good news as Burslem & Fenton lost it's libriaries recently.

Use it or lose it, so please use your local library.

ParkHouse's picture

From Tuesday 8th May Monday

From Tuesday 8th May Monday 9am - 6pm Tuesday 9am - 6pm Wednesday 9am - 6pm Thursday 9am - 2pm Friday 9am - 6pm Saturday 10am - 2pm
Web Monkey's picture

Thanks John. 

Thanks John.

 

Guest's picture

So glad Tunstall library

So glad Tunstall library isn't closing. This year anyway.

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