Community management of libraries

Outcome of tender

Bromley Council had been seeking community groups and organisations to manage one or more of the following libraries:

  • Burnt Ash
  • Hayes
  • Mottingham
  • Shortlands
  • Southborough
  • St Paul's Cray

Final business plans were submitted, clarified and evaluated, following this process the preferred bidder decided to withdraw their tender. As a result there are no proposals for community management at community libraries for the council to consider.

The recommendation made at the Renewal and Recreation Policy Development and Scrutiny Committee which met on 20 September 2016 was that the six community libraries should now be included in the tender for direct delivery along with the eight core libraries. Following the decision of the council’s Executive on 18 October 2016 it was confirmed that the six community libraries are now also included in the tender process .The council is currently engaged in a tender process for core library services. 

Further information  

Renewal and Recreation Policy Development and Scrutiny Committee report

If you have any queries please email libraries.tender@bromley.gov.uk