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The consequence of this pressure on Cornwall Council is that it will no longer be responsible for funding any library buildings or library staff in the county. That said, Cornwall Council still has a statutory obligation to provide library services. To maintain the service in light of funding pressures, the Council invited responses from organisations that could take on library buildings and formal library service contracts.
Liskeard Town Council agreed that the Library is important to the town but were not in a position to take it on and run it themselves and therefore sought a partner, that’s where RIO came in.
Without RIO developing plans to renovate the library and make it sustainable, Cornwall Council would look to make the required savings in Liskeard by moving the library out of town to Luxstowe House.