Shropshire mobile library services reduced

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Shropshire's weekly mobile library services are now fortnightly.

A spokesman for Shropshire Council said it had reduced the level of service from this week to save money following a public consultation.

Nearly 900 public responses were received by a cross-party group from the Conservative-led authority about proposed changes to the service.

Existing fortnightly services remain unchanged and will continue to serve rural areas across the county.

Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council's Cabinet member for culture and leisure, said: "For many people living in our rural communities, mobile libraries provide the only means of gaining regular access to the library and information service.

"We understand this and we ensured people's views were taken into consideration as part of the review."

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