Plans to turn Swindon's library service into a co-operative organisation outside public sector control appear to have been abandoned by the borough council.

A report to be discussed by the council's Conservative cabinet at its meeting on Wednesday recommends that approve not moving the library service over to the PSM model.

That could have seen the service divorced from borough council control and run as a co-operative or mutual society similar to Nationwide Building Society, but still taking funding from Euclid Street.

The report recommends the library and information service be "directly delivered by Swindon Borough Council" and that "officer time is best spent ensuring services are efficient, effective, have impact and meet residents' need rather than spending significant time addressing technical issues to move forward with a PSM."

The meeting begins at 6pm on Wednesday February 6 in Euclid Street.