On Wed 15th December) Somerset County Council launched a consultation on the future shape of the Somerset Library network and has proposed that funding for libraries be reduced by 25%. The Public Consultation document on the County Council website at www.somerset.gov.uk/libraries explains the proposals for achieving this.
In January 2011 there will be ‘library consultation roadshows’ in centres around the county and you and your communities would be very welcome to attend these. The local meetings in our area will take place as follows :
10 January, 2011, 5pm to 8pm : Danesfield School, North Road, Williton TA4 4SW
11 January, 5pm to 8pm : Courtfields School, Mantle Street, Wellington, TA21 8SW
The results of the consultation will be reported to the County Council's Cabinet meeting on 2 February 2011. The Cabinet will recommend a course of action for agreement at the meeting of the full County Council on 16 February 2011.
As individuals, you are invited also to complete a questionnaire and this can be done by
- accessing the County Council website. Please follow the link to the consultation survey www.somerset.gov.uk/libraries
- completing the online survey in a library, using the Free Web Sites service which is available on library computers. If you have not used this service before and would like assistance, please speak to a member of library staff.
- completing a printed version of the questionnaire in a library
Libraries & Information Manager
Somerset County Council : Heritage & Libraries
office phone : 01935 429614
mobile : 07919 540822