P-04-617 Stop the Wholesale Hiving off of Public Libraries to the Voluntary Sector. Correspondence – Petitioner to the Clerking Team. 9.02.16

Dear Kathryn

Thanks for writing. I would like to keep the petition open. Since I submitted this petition the increase in the number of community libraries has continued unabated. Only this week my own authority has voted to turn my local library into a community library.

I would like the government to more actively police the obligations of local authorities in Wales to provide a comprehensive and efficient library service and to take appropriate action against authorities where necessary. The starting point should be for the government to provide clear statutory guidance on the definition of a comprehensive and efficient service in Wales.


Adam Riley