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Have your say on the future of library services in Northamptonshire

January 2nd, 2019

Following a Judicial Review in August 2018, Northamptonshire County Council’s decision to keep 15 libraries under its own control and offer the other 21 to community groups to be run as independent libraries was quashed. In September, the council’s chief executive conducted a new review to make sure that it delivers its statutory duty to provide a “comprehensive and efficient” library service, whilst achieving the necessary savings by identifying opportunities to work with community groups to co-produce community managed libraries where possible.

Now, King’s Sutton residents of all ages have another opportunity to make their views on the future of our local library services known to the county council. Responses to a further consultation exercise can be submitted up until February 8, 2019. There will be a drop-in event where residents can speak to council officers and give their views in person at Middleton Cheney Library (Main Road, Middleton Cheney, Banbury OX17 2PD) 11:00-14:00 on Wednesday January 23, 2019. 

Click here to view, download and/or print frequently asked questions about Northamptonshire County Council’s approach to the provision of library services.

Click here to complete the adult version of Northamptonshire County Council’s online questionnaire.

Click here to complete the version of Northamptonshire County Council’s online questionnaire specificall aimed at children and young people.

Residents can also give the council feedback on its overall approach to libraries by:

  • Sending and email via the link below
  • Writing to Consultation, Equalities and Accessibility Team, Northamptonshire County Council, One Angel Square, Angel Street, Northampton NN1 1ED 

Click here to contact Northamptonshire County Council by email.

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