Sussex

West Sussex mobile library service reduced

One of the three mobile libraries in West Sussex has been scrapped as part of cost-cutting measures.

The Conservative-run county council said the move would save about £65,000 a year as it seeks to save £2m from the library service by 2014.

The local authority said the mobile service was "convenient but not vital" for many people.

The two remaining vehicles would seek to serve existing rural routes but some visits would be less frequent, it said.

Councillor Deborah Urquhart, the cabinet member for finance, said: "This has not been an easy process.

"But I am sure we now have a fair schedule of stops which maintains the service to those in need."

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