Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) needs to find £115m savings over the next four years predominantly to meet social care costs in the county.
The NCC is examining the current Northamptonshire Library and Information Service as it operates over its current 36 static and one mobile site, to see where savings can be made.
NCC is consulting upon three options for the future of the Library and Information Service. Each section of the questionnaire gives more detail on what the options mean.
See full message for details of the three options.
In all three options, libraries with Children’s Centre designation are proposed for closure so it is important to consider the full range of services provided at the libraries when thinking about each of the proposals.
NCC want to hear your views about these options to understand the possible impact of the proposals and what would be the best way forward for the Library and Information Service in Northamptonshire.
Click the link at the top of this page for the full report and detail on how to respond to this consultation; and how you can give your feedback to these proposals.
This consultation closes at 5pm on 13th January 2018.
Footnote: Under these proposals the mobile library will go! And so might Oundle Library, or at best, it will become a community-managed service. If a library is important to you, your children, your grandchildren, please respond to this consultation. Also, consider lobbying Oundle Town Council because, if they are to help and find a solution, and create a community-managed service, they will require input from outlying communities such as Glapthorn.
The subject will also be on the agenda for the Glapthorn Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 15th November 2017. Note, PC meetings are now on a Wednesday.