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12 January 2016
Bedford BC Library consultation

Library Service Consultation – have your say

Bedford Borough Council wishes to develop a Library Strategy to set out its vision for the service over the next few years. To do this, they want to understand how people are using the Borough’s libraries: which services are most popular, which services should be prioritised and how we could save money going forward.

The first stage in this process is to undertake a consultation with members of the public and key organisations. 

Firstly they are undertaking a short survey with individual users and non-users of the library service.  Paper copies of the survey are available at the following libraries:

Bedford Central       Bromham                Kempston              

Putnoe                    Wootton                  Mobile Library

Alternatively you can access the online version at this link www.forms.bedford.gov.uk/libraries

Secondly they are asking organisations to tell them what they think of Bedford Borough Libraries. We are interested to hear organisations views on what they think the library service should focus on in the future given the likely reduction in budgets. They are also keen to hear if there are any organisations who wish to express an interest in becoming more involved with our libraries. Organisations should write or email to the address below:

Post: Consulting Bedford, 6th Floor Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP

Email: consultingbedford@bedford.gov.uk

The survey and consultation will be open until Monday 4th April 2016.

By participating in this consultation you will be helping to shape the future of Bedford Borough’s libraries over the coming years. The results of this consultation will be used to develop a series of options for the future, on which they will also be consulting later in the year.

Councillor Sarah-Jayne Holland

Portfolio Holder for Libraries

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