Over in Southampton the local authority has opted to cut back library opening hours. The reaction is very hostile, but there still seems to be no recognition that central government cuts are forcing these kind of decisions on Councils. The Southampton representative poses the question in very similar terms to the way I responded to Cllr Paul Lorber. The difference is that we chose fewer locations; they are spreading their resources more thinly over their existing locations.
That really is the kind of stark choice local authorities face.