28 November 2019

Service Changes at UK Record Offices

There is a proposal to make cuts at the Derbyshire Record Office. Opening hours would go from 30 to 22.5 hours a week and staffing levels reduced to save £60,000. There is no proposal to change the current pattern of Saturday opening.

A consultation on the proposals is underway. If you've used that record office, and change would impact you have your say online at: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/recordofficeconsultation before the closing date of 22 December 2019.

Meanwhile, changes are underway in Suffolk at the three centres serving the county. In Spring 2020 a new building will replace the existing Ipswich Record Office.

A new space with staff presence for at least 30 hours a week will be in place in Lowestoft, and service at the Bury Record Office will continue. Some collection holdings from those two sites will be consolidated at the main site in Ipswich. Read the details here.

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