Saturday, 12 January 2019

Norfolk Record Office to offer reduced service?

Norfolk County Council has announced proposals to reduce the level of its Norfolk Record Office ( service by one day's closure a week, with reduced hours for the remaining four, as well as one Thursday late opening a month instead of late Thursday opening every week. Further cutbacks are proposed for for educational work, volunteering opportunities and staffing.

A recent cosultation was held at the end of 2018 with details of the proposed changes ( It stated:

The use of our services, particularly by those becoming older, is growing every year. Demand is rising but the amount of money we receive from central government is declining; we now receive £204 million less each year, compared to 2011/12, and this is also expected to fall to zero by 2020/21.

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