Library strategy on hold
A LIBRARY Strategy Update report was due to be presented to the Council's Overview and Scrutiny Management Board on November 27.
Decisions on a new Library strategy for Bristol are tabled for April and the views of local communities are now being sought.
The full report is available on the library group's website www.westburylibrarygroup.org but, in essence, it confirms that discussions will be held with communities at six daytime and six evening meetings between the end of January and mid March. Each meeting will deal with a group of libraries and discussions will be held on a library by library basis. Information packs are to be provided, giving details of library usage, running costs, etc. and Westbury Library will provide links to these as soon as they are available.
The discussions are to focus on ways in which the library provision can be improved and are not talking about closures.
Malcolm Neave from Westbury Library Group says: “I’d like to take this opportunity to invite everyone to our Christmas Coffee Morning at the Library, which will take place on Saturday December 15, from 11am until 1.30pm. Please come and join us for a cup of tea and a mince pie and find out more.”
You can also keep up to date via the website: www.westburylibrarygroup.org