Consultations - Library Service Consultation 2012

Who can get involved? Telford & Wrekin Council and all users of neighbourhood libraries across the Borough
Start date January 2012
Closing date February 2012
Service delivery area Customers & People Services
Reason for consultation Telford & Wrekin Council faces its most difficult financial situation ever, due to unprecedented cuts in Government grants which mean a budget saving of £40m by 2014.
Overview In providing a fair, equal and affordable service right across the borough we are proposing that opening hours at neighbourhood libraries in
Donnington
Hadley
Oakengates
Stirchley

are all reduced to 16 hours per week;

Great Dawley Parish Council has now offered funding to help maintain opening hours at Dawley library (where open hours would have also been reduced) at it's present 21 hours a week.

The Council's main libraries at Madeley and Wellington will increase their opening hours slightly and those at Newport will reduce a little.

The main Telford Library will move to a new temporary location later this year as part of the Southwater redevelopment before moving into new premises in the Community Hub building in 2014.

More information is available
What happens next? We will consider the feedback and be including it in our plans for service redesign for the new service which will be personalised, increase choice and control and promote personal budgets.
Results / Outcome Results and further information is available to view
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