Issue details

Libraries Improvement Fund grant acceptance for a new mobile library

To seek approval to accept a Libraries Improvement Fund grant of £150,000 to purchase a new mobile library.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affect on communities;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/03/2024

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
National publicity is due out by end of March to announce recipients of the latest round of funding so we need a clear decision about accepting the grant ahead of this.

Decision due: 28 Mar 2024 by Assistant Director - Resources (Community Development)

Lead member: Executive Member for Culture, Arts & Housing

Lead director: Corporate Director of Community Development

Contact: Hazel Smith, Interim Head of Service for Libraries Email: Email:

Consultation process

Meetings, executive member briefing and emails.


Director of Community Development.
Assistant Director of Resources for Community Development.
Assistant Director for Culture, Leisure, Archives and Libraries.
Executive Member for Culture, Arts & Housing.



Background papers