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When Hove Library Was Saved From Labour Sell Off


SOURCE: Argus June 2016

Following the letter from Peter Kyle to his consistent, here is a remind of the news cited at the time:

THE historic Hove Library building will be kept in public ownership for at least two years after a last-minute rescue plan was agreed.

A joint amendment from Conservative and Green opposition groups has prevented council plans to sell off the Carnegie building for £1 million to fund a move to an extension at Hove Museum.

An additional £100,000 has been found from this year’s budget underspend to secure the library’s immediate future until spring 2018 while council officers have been instructed to draw-up a new report on the long-term future of both Hove library and museum buildings.

A late Labour amendment calling for a further review of up to a year on the library relocation plan was voted down.

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