Seven jobs, half of the staff at Marylebone Library, will be axed as part of Westminster Conservatives’ plans to cut £750,000 from the Libraries budget, according to figures released by the Council this week.
In addition, two jobs will go at Charing Cross library, two jobs will go at Victoria Library and over four jobs will go at Music, Archives and Reference Libraries.
Labour Councillors have organised a petition opposing the cuts and calling for a full public debate before any decisions are taken:
“We the undersigned petition Westminster City Council to halt its planned cut of £750,000 from the library service budget that would see the equivalent of 17 ½ full-time members of staff, mostly librarians, lose their jobs. The council should open a full public consultation and find alternative methods for raising the funding required in order to protect Westminster’s vital library service.”
Find out more about our campaign to protect Westminster's library services here.