Issue details

Community Managed Libraries – contracts and leases

Staffordshire’s Community Managed Libraries have 5-year contract and lease agreements with Staffordshire County Council which can be renewed for a further 5 years with a further option to extend for 5 years. The option to renew is included within the original leases and this was specified as part of the procurement process.
The first contracts and leases can be extended from April 2021.

On 19 February 2020, Cabinet endorsed and agreed a further support package for the community managed library model which will enable the sustainability of the Community Managed Libraries and support their work within communities.

There are 27 Community Managed Libraries that form part of Staffordshire’s statutory library network. In 2019, Werrington Community Managed Library was issued new contracting terms as part of a successful bid to The Big Lottery. Therefore, Werrington Community Managed Library is not included within this paper.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Non key Decision;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/02/2021

Decision due: 18/02/21 by Deputy Chief Executive and Director for People

Contact: Janene Cox Email: Email: Tel: (01785) 278368.


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