Somerset residents will have an extra seven weeks to share their
views on the County Council’s proposals for its libraries.
The closing date for the consultation has been extended from
Sunday 22 April to Wednesday 13 June after listening to feedback from the
public, partners, Councillors and communities.
Councillor David Hall, Cabinet Member for Resources and Economic
Development at Somerset County Council, made the decision today to give
communities more time to help plan for the possible future delivery of library
In response to a number of requests, further information on
what a ‘Community Library Partnership’ and ‘Library Outreach Services’ could
mean for library users is also now available, the questionnaire updated and
based on the library respondents visit most often (rather than an area), and
extra detail added to the proposals.
Following today’s decision, the additional information and updated
questionnaire will be available online at www.somerset.gov.uk/librariesconsultation
or in all Somerset libraries from Wednesday 21 March.
Cllr David Hall said: “Thank you to all those who have responded
so far - that feedback has been recorded and will be taken into account.
important to us and it’s important to you that we make our library service
sustainable for the future. You said you wanted more time to consider the
proposals, more information and we have listened.
will make decisions only when we are confident we have as detailed a picture as
possible on how our proposals could affect you, your family and your community.
Giving you more information and more time will help both you and us achieve
responses to the consultation submitted before Wednesday 21 March will be fully
considered by decision makers, but those who have already shared their views
are encouraged to review the additional information online at www.somerset.gov.uk/librariesconsultation and in any Somerset library.
If you have any further comments you’d like to make after
reviewing this supplementary information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, write to Libraries Consultation 2018,
B3S, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY or contact Somerset Direct on 0300 123