How much did your library issue in fines in the last three years?

PUBLISHED: 17:00 12 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:29 14 May 2018

Seven libraries across East Devon issued more than £80,000 of library fines between 2015 and 2017.

Seven libraries across East Devon issued more than £80,000 of library fines between 2015 and 2017.

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Libraries across East Devon have raked in more than £80,000 in fines throughout the last three years, new figures reveal.

Statistics accrued from Devon County Council show that a whopping £83,614 in fines was issued by seven libraries between 2015 and 2017.

Exmouth Library tops the chart, handing out fines totalling £26,096, followed by Honiton Library (£15,870) and Sidmouth Library (£15,196).

Bottom of the list is Ottery St Mary Library, which dealt £4,727 in fines.

However six of the seven libraries collected less fines in 2017 than in 2015.

Honiton Library is included in that list, issuing £4,635 last year compared to £5,805 in 2016 and £6,150 in 2015.

Axminster Library also makes the list ( £2,052 (2017); £2,396 (2016); £2,334 (2015) ), as does Seaton Library ( £2,538 (2017); £2,562 (2016); £2,898 (2015) ).

Only Ottery Library handed out more fines in 2017 (£1,842) than in 2015 (£1,404).

The full total of fines issued by East Devon libraries, broken down into the last three years:

• Axminster: 2015 (£2,333.92); 2016 (£2,395.80); 2017 (£2,052.06);

• Budleigh Salterton: 2015 (£2,048.43); 2016 (£3,139.73); 2017 (£1,757.79);

• Exmouth: 2015 (£10,107.31); 2016 (£8,387.37); 2015 (£7,601.36);

• Honiton: 2015 (£6,150.24); 2016 (£5,084.64); 2017 (£4,634.83);

• Ottery St Mary: 2015 (£1,403.65); 2016 (£1,481.22); 2017: (£1,842.10);

• Seaton: 2015 (£2,897.82); 2016 (£2,562.82); 2017 (£2,538.14);

• Sidmouth: 2015 (£5,184.05); 2016 (£5,444.64); 2017 (£4,566.84).


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