Only days left to have your say on libraries

June 26 2015

RESIDENTS have until the end of June to make their views heard about the future of Bristol's library service.

RESIDENTS have until the end of June to make their views heard about the future of Bristol's library service.

The second phase of consultation, which focusses on specific proposals, will end on June 30.

Local libraries proposed for closure include Redland, Westbury and Eastville.

But, Bristol mayor George Ferguson has assured that these institutions will not be closed before April 2016.

However, the council says that it is “more important than ever” to fill out the second survey.

Over 1800 people have completed the consultation survey, 86% of these responses are from current library users.

The council says that £1.1m needs to be cut from the library budget.

Bishopston councillor Daniella Radice, who is Assistant Mayor for Neighbourhoods, said: “The mayor and his cross party cabinet are absolutely united in our desire to see libraries modernised and serving their communities in the best possible way.

“We want to hear from all those who may be affected by the proposed changes so we can make the best decision possible within the budget constraints.”

For more information, or to take part in the survey, visit: www.bristolfuturelibraries.co.uk.