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Drop-in session to discuss future of Newport's library once town council takes over

A drop-in session will be held to discuss the future of Newport Library after the town council agreed to take it over.

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Newport Library

In April, Newport Library in the town's High Street will become the responsibility of Newport Town Council, as Telford & Wrekin Council withdraws from the service.

Within the last decade, the management of five of Telford and Wrekin's libraries - Donnington, Stirchley, Dawley, Madeley and Hadley - has been transferred to town councils and other community partners.

The withdrawal means that the local authority will remain in control of only three libraries within the borough: Wellington, Southwater and Oakengates.

Recently, Newport Town Council announced a 12.93 per cent increase in council tax to fund the takeover from Telford & Wrekin Council and last week agreed to sign a 100-year lease of the High Street library from a private owner.

This Saturday, February 3, officers and councillors from Newport Town Council will be holding a drop-in session to answer residents' concerns over the future of the library.

The session will run at the library, during its normal opening hours of 9.30am and 1pm.