What are Kent’s plans for public libraries across the county? It’s difficult to say at present and we will need to watch developments closely. It appears that a Trust model is very much on the cards as confirmed by Cllr Mike Hill in May:
“We are looking at a range of options and are drawing up a business case. There are number of different models but in principle, it would work as some kind of trust.”
While some library trusts are working as not-for-profit organisations, Mr Hill said that might not be the case with KCC.
KCC is conducting a wholesale review of every single service through what it describes as “market engagement and service review.”
What with the job advertisement posted (in error) by KCC, a Trust model certainly seems on the cards. We will need to keep a very close eye on developments.