We are delighted that the Town Council have demonstrated their commitment to supporting the library, by moving half the funds from the ‘Service at Risk fund’ into a ‘Library Reserve’ fund. The remaining half was put in a reserve to support the Leisure Centre/Swimming Pool if called upon. The motion to do this was carried unanimously by town councillors at their meeting on Tuesday 11th August.
This funding will help cover some of the library’s operational costs over the next few years. Friends of Church Stretton Library will also have to fundraise if we are to find the amount of money Shropshire Council is asking for. Payments to Shropshire Council will commence for the next financial year 2021/2022 and the amount required is expected to increase in the years following.