Library Consultation

April 16, 2018 | Filed under: 2018, May 2018

Derbyshire County Council will shortly be launching a 12 week consultation on proposed changes to the library service – and you’ll be able to have your say.

The council unveiled its proposed Derbyshire Public Library Service Strategy ‘Libraries for Derbyshire’ at the beginning of April, which sets out its commitment to the library service and outlines proposals to secure its future.

The proposals would see 25 libraries remaining council-run, with the remaining 20, including Tideswell, being transferred to community management.

The consultation will be launched on Monday 7 May and everyone with an interest in the future of Derbyshire libraries will be encouraged to have their say.

People will be able to give their views by filling in a questionnaire which will be available on the county council’s website, www.derbyshire.gov.uk and paper copies will also available in all county libraries including Tideswell.

As well as the questionnaire, there will be other ways for people to give their views, including drop-in sessions at some libraries including Tideswell library and focus groups for more in-depth discussion around the plans.

Detailed plans of these sessions will be released shortly so watch this space.

To read the Cabinet report which is on the council’s website go to www.derbyshire.gov.uk/cabinet  5/4/18 Cabinet – item 10 `Public Library Service Strategy’ – there is also a paper copy held in Tideswell library.

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