Local people have been asked to have their say on the future of community libraries in Calderdale. This is to ensure they meet their needs.
Calderdale Council held a public consultation to drive a review of its 15 community libraries 5th March until 30th April 2018.
The way that people use libraries is changing. The Council is looking at what is best for each individual library and community now and in the future. This is to ensure a modern, relevant service which is able to thrive in the 21st century.
Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, said:
“We know how much libraries mean to local people. We are committed to maintaining high-quality services that meet their needs. We are reviewing our community libraries to ensure we continue to provide the best possible libraries service to residents. In a cost-effective way to meet the service’s challenging requirement to save £160,000 by 2020. We urge people in each part of Calderdale to share their views.”
Feedback via ward forums, community groups and consultation forms received via the website and through local libraries is now being collated. All will be used to shape proposals which are due to be considered by the Council’s Cabinet in September 2018.
Information for each of the 15 libraries under this review are in the PDF files:
- Akroyd library [PDF 462KB]
- Bailiff Bridge library [PDF 431KB]
- Beechwood Road library [PDF 468KB]
- Greetland library [PDF 446KB]
- Hipperholme library [PDF 436KB]
- Mixenden library [PDF 427KB]
- Mytholmroyd library [PDF 414KB]
- Northowram library and family centre [PDF 432KB]
- Rastrick library [PDF 463KB]
- Ripponden library [PDF 633KB]
- Shelf library and village hall [PDF 428KB]
- Skircoat library [PDF 479KB]
- Southowram library [PDF 445KB]
- Stainland library [PDF 451KB]
- Walsden library [PDF 425KB]