Timetable for the project

April – July 2014

Public consultation on the future of Devon’s libraries

October 2014

Consultation findings presented to Devon County Council’s Cabinet

March 2015

Devon County Council’s cabinet approved the formation of a new mutual for the library service

July 2015

Appointment of an independent, non-executive Chair for the new mutual organisation

July – September 2015

5 year business plan and financial model developed

Governance arrangements and legal structure of the new organisation agreed and set up

Autumn 2015

Final approval sought from Devon County Council’s Cabinet to transfer the library service to the new mutual organisation

October 2015 – March 2016

Non-executive Board established and contract agreed

Transition and transfer of operations

April 2016

New libraries’ mutual goes live