Decision details


Decision Maker: Council, Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To report back on the Strategic Asset Review


Proposed by Councillor Mitchell

Seconded by Councillor Gilchrist


(1) That no action be taken relating to the provision and pattern of library services covered in this decision.


(2) Council notes that last Autumn the Department for Culture, Media and Sport launched the Library Service Modernisation Review:


to refresh the Government’s vision for the public library service that enables local authorities to respond to consumer expectations and to deliver their aspirations for their communities”.


Council recognises that this is to be published this Spring, then consulted upon.


(3) Council believes that no action should be taken until due attention has been given to its conclusions but notes that the aims of the Review are the provision of a ‘community-led service’, the kind of service Wirral residents have been urging this Council to retain.


Having applied the guillotine the Council did not debate this matter.


Resolved (29:35:1) – That the amendment be not approved.


NB.  The following Councillors requested that their vote in favour of the amendment be recorded:


Councillors T Anderson, C Blakeley, SL Clarke, WA Duffey, DM Elderton, GJ Ellis, Mrs L Fraser, P Gilchrist, JE Green, J Hale, T Harney, Karen Hayes, Paul Hayes, AC Hodson, PSC Johnson, J Keeley, I Lewis, D Mitchell, SD Moseley, SR Mountney, S Niblock, C Povall, A Pritchard, Mrs LA Rennie, SL Rowlands, Sue Taylor, GCJ Watt, Mrs P Williams and Mrs K Wood.


Publication date: 17/02/2009

Date of decision: 09/02/2009

Decided at meeting: 09/02/2009 - Council