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Decision details

L-04-20: Reopening libraries public consultation (all divisions)

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Military-Civilian Integration and Communications

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree a phased reopening of libraries safely during the COVID 19 pandemic and where this is not currently possible outline plans to progress reopening.


I approve a phased approach to reopening libraries as set out in the attached report.


This decision was published on 3 August 2020 and will come into effect on 11 August 2020

Reasons for the decision:

To ensure Wiltshire libraries are re-opened safely and within our financial constraints during the COVID19 pandemic.  Meeting our statutory duty to ensure any changes to library openings reflect the needs of the communities they serve.

Alternative options considered:

See paper.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

With the public and all key stakeholders

Contact: Jessica Gibbons, Director of Communities and Neighbourhood Services.

Publication date: 29/06/2020

Date of decision: 03/08/2020

Effective from: 11/08/2020

Accompanying Documents:




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