Suffolk libraries edge closer to IPS control

THE running of 44 libraries in Suffolk is set to be transferred to an Industrial and Providential Society (IPS) after the move was backed unanimously by Suffolk County Council’s cabinet this afternoon.

The move, which affects libraries in Stradbroke, Framlingham, Eye and Debenham, still has to be agreed by the next full meeting of the county council on December 15, though.

If it is, the county’s libraries would no longer be directly managed by the council, although none would experience closure.