Schools could be asked to house public libraries and children’s centres to save on running costs, a council boss has indicated./facepalm
Mr Tinlin said: “We are looking at doing things differently, like having a children’s centre and library in a school.Yes, because teachers are going to be happy to be part-time librarians for nothing, parents are going to be just delighted that all and sundry are now encouraged to access the increasingly fortress-like schools, and pensioners will no doubt be more than happy to undergo a CRB check just to take out a Catherine Cookson novel…
“We don’t want to go down the same route as other local authorities in closing things.
“Instead, we need to think about bringing together some of our services, like children’s services, youth centres, schools and libraries.
“If they were run from the same building, we save money on overhead costs, maintenance, staffing and cleaning.”
Some ideas should be strangled at birth.