Following a period of unplanned closures at Liden Library due to staffing shortages, Swindon Council have now said that new measures are in place to prevent future unplanned closures.
Unplanned closures at the Liden Library have led to uncertainty for library users over its accessibility and sometimes have caused inconvenience to them.
Liden, Eldene and Park South Councillor, Fay Howard, said:
“This has been a concern of local residents. Having pressed the Council over the unplanned library closures, I’m pleased that the Council is taking steps to prevent them in the future.
The library had encountered problems recently due to a number of vacancies in the library services and long-term illnesses amongst staff. When I pressed the Council over these unannounced closures the Council told me that they spread the number of unplanned closures equally across all of Swindon’s libraries.
I’ve been advised that the Council has taken steps to reduce any more unannounced closures by recruiting new staff. The new staff will begin work in the next few weeks and will improve the process for relief staff cover. Liden residents value our local library service, seeing this resolved will be very welcome”