COUNCILLORS have agreed to axe all but one of Dorset’s mobile library vans.

Members of Dorset County Council’s people and communities overview and scrutiny committee agreed to withdraw three of the county’s four mobile library vans.

This decision follows a consultation with library users and local town and parish councils to look at alternative ways to access the library service.

A decline in the number of users and “unprecedented” budget pressures have been cited by Dorset County Council to justify the plan.

The council has also said axing the mobile library service is part of its plan to save £1million over the next three years.

The recommendation will be discussed at cabinet meeting on Wednesday, June 29., when a final decision will be made.