Northamptonshire County Council Budget Proposals
In October 2017 Northamptonshire County Council launched a consultation on phase 1 of their budget proposals for 2018/2019. The County Council needs to make significant cost savings in the coming years and as such they are consulting on proposals that see changes in the way services are run and service levels. The proposals in the current consultation focus on Trading Standards, Highways Maintenance and Library Services.
The future of library services
The County Council is consulting on 3 options for library services in Northamptonshire. Under options 2 and 3 there would be no library in Raunds. Under option 1 Raunds Library could be retained as a community managed library, provided that a group comes forward to take over the running of the library and associated costs. Full details of the Northamptonshire County Council Consultation can be found here
The Town Council is considering how they may be able to support a community managed library. This could have implications for the Town Council and its budgets, the Town Council is therefore gathering feedback to help decide their next steps.