Issue details

Askew Road Library proposals for future provision

To ensure the long-term provision and improvement of Library services at Askew Road Library, and to deliver cost efficiencies, it is proposed to contract with Citizens Advice Hammersmith and Fulham (CAHF) for the delivery of services for 5 years from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2028. CAHF will provide 2 full time staff who will manage a team of volunteers, whilst book stock and other services such as Internet PCs will continue to be provided through the existing arrangements, with the council retaining a consistent service across all library sites. CAHF have been successfully providing the library service at Avonmore library and neighbourhood centre since 2012. The proposed 5 year lease term aligns with the arrangement in place at Avonmore Library (also ending on 31 March 2028).

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure/Income above £300K - Revenue up to £500k and Capital up to 1.5m;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Coningham; Wendell Park;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/02/2023

Report access: Open;

Report Type: Key Decision;

Decision due: April 2023 by Strategic Director for the Environment

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Public Realm

Department: The Environment department

Contact: Steve Hollingworth Email: Tel: 07823 534 934.