There’s been a massive community outcry at Unley Council’s recent decision to cut the hours at the Unley and Goodwood libraries. There was no community consultation. The saving is $26k. This is roughly the amount that Council will spend on Christmas parties. One of the Councillors has put the matter back on the agenda for the meeting on Monday 13 December, 2021. Hopefully there will be a decision to remove the cut of library open hours. If you are a library user (and aren’t we all) then feel free to contact your local Councillor and ask that they vote against the cuts. For the record here is a list of Councillors who voted against the cuts: J. Boisvert, J. Dodd, D. Palmer, K. Anastassiadis and J. Bonham
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Just so sad to see Unley Council reducing the open hours at the Goodwood and Unley libraries. A cut of 7.5 hours per week. Council even decided to not consult the community! There has been much angst in the community about the cuts. All because the Council has out-spent its budget. According to statistics, the cut will impact 204 visits per week (10,608 per year). Here is an extract from the Council minutes of 08 Nov 2021. See how your local councillor voted on the proposal. City of Unley Council 8 Nov 2021 ITEM 4.1 LIBRARY OPENING HOURS MOVED Councillor P. Hughes SECONDED Councillor M Rabbitt That: 1. The report be received. 2. The proposed changes to opening hours for the Goodwood and Unley Libraries as set out on pages 18-19 of Item 4.1 (Council Meeting 8 November 2021) be endorsed. IN FAVOUR of the MOTION: Councillors P. Hughes, M. Rabbitt, M. Broniecki, S. Dewing, J. Russo and E. Wright AGAINST THE MOTION: Councillors J. Boisvert, J. Dodd, D.