As VB reported last week, tonight’s Cabinet meeting will be making decisions on revised proposals for libraries and toilets. VB will be reporting live from the meeting, as we have done from County Hall for the past four years.
The latest proposal for public conveniences will be presented by Cllr Edward Giles. It is to retain 40 public toilets under council management with 27 toilets deemed surplus to the Isle of Wight council’s needs.
Cllr George Brown will present the new proposals for the libraries. Under the plans four libraries will now remain open indefinitely for 21 hours a week, rather than the previous 10 hours a week for one year only.
Getting clarification on the precise proposal was a bit like getting blood out of a stone, but it was finally confirmed that the council now only propose to close five of the eleven libraries.
Cllr Hunter Henderson will be presenting the Quarterly Performance, Risk and Strategic Programme Management Report (PDF) which deals with School Reorganisation, Roads / PFI Scheme, Transforming Social Care, Regeneration and the Economy, Fire Service Modernisation, Local Housing and the Transformation Programme.
Full details of the agenda are below.