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Bexley and Bromley could share commissioning on libraries

PUBLISHED: 09:50 20 October 2015 | UPDATED: 12:36 20 October 2015

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The suggestion has been agreed by Bexley Council

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.

Bexley council has already agreed to the approach of obtaining the services.

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 Craske, Bexley’s cabinet member for community safety, environment and leisure said: “We are going out to tender to find a provider that will deliver a great service to residents, that will continue to provide the services and activities that our customers currently enjoy, while also saving Council Taxpayers’ money.”

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