According to a detailed report on the Leeds Citizen, a public consultation has been launched into the cuts, which could save the cash-strapped council £100,000 a year across the city. Savings would be achieved mainly by reducing staff hours.
Middleton Library – based in the St George’s Centre – would see its opening hours cut from 31 to 22 a week, a reduction of nine (a 29% reduction).
Dewsbury Road – based next to the one stop centre – would see its opening hours cut from 30 to 22, a reduction of eight (or 27%).
Hunslet – next to the Penny Hill Centre – would be reduced from 30 to 24, a reduction of six (or 20%).
Beeston will be reduced from 50 to 42 hours (a 6% decrease).
You can have your say in the consultation here.
Of course, Belle Isle and Holbeck have both already lost their permanent libraries within the past five years and have been replaced by mobile ones.