Residents in Stockton Borough are invited to share their views about proposed changes to local library services at a number of special drop-in sessions organised by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.
The Council has proposed the closure of Egglescliffe Library once the refurbishment of Yarm Library is complete, and the closure of Fairfield Library if a partner organisation or alternative host facility for that library cannot be found.
It has made the proposals as part of an ongoing review of its services in light of the major reduction in Council budgets and has launched a consultation, which includes the drop-in sessions, for residents to find out more and share their thoughts on the proposed changes.
Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions, talk to library staff and answer the consultation survey in the sessions. They take place on the following dates:
- 31 May - 6pm to 8pm, Egglescliffe Library
- 1 June - 10am to 12noon, Egglescliffe Library
- 1 June – 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Fairfield Library
- 7 June - 10am to 12noon, Fairfield Library
Consultation questionnaires are also available at www.stockton.gov.uk/consultations or from any Stockton Borough library.
Councillor Norma Wilburn, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: “We are committed to providing the very best services and facilities that we can so it is vitally important to hear feedback from local community members and people who use the library service. I’d like to encourage them to come along to the drop-in sessions and share their thoughts on the proposed changes.”
The consultation will end on Friday 1 July.
For further information visit www.stockton.gov.uk/libraries, ask your local librarian or telephone 01642 524500.