It’s hard not to be aware of the cuts being made to public services across the country. Within the County Council, Derbyshire’s Libraries & Heritage division, which includes the Record Office, has to make cuts of £290,000 this year.
In order to achieve this, there is a proposal to reduce the Record Office’s opening hours by closing a day a week and being open on fewer Saturdays. Reducing our opening hours will help contribute up to £125,000 towards the division’s target.
We are carrying out a public consultation about reducing our opening hours, so if you use the Record Office, please help us by taking part. You can do so by filling in our short online survey or by completing a paper questionnaire when you’re at the Record Office. The consultation finishes on 6 November; please do take part and let us know what you think.