The closing date for Wellington residents to register their views on the future of the town’s library has been extended for seven weeks from Sunday April 22 April to Wednesday 13 June following feedback from the public, partners, councillors and communities.
Councillor David Hall, cabinet member for resources and economic development at Somerset County Council, made the decision on 15 March to give communities more time to help plan for the possible future delivery of library services.
In response to a number of requests, further information on what a ‘Community Library Partnership’ and ‘Library Outreach Services’ could mean for library users is also now available, the questionnaire updated and based on the library which respondents visit most often and extra detail added to the proposals.
The additional information and updated questionnaire will be available online at the council’s website or in all Somerset libraries from Wednesday, March 21.
Cllr Hall said: “Thank you to all those who have responded so far – that feedback has been recorded and will be taken into account.
“It’s important to us and it’s important to you that we make our library service sustainable for the future. You said you wanted more time to consider the proposals, more information and we have listened.
“We will make decisions only when we are confident we have as detailed a picture as possible on how our proposals could affect you, your family and your community. Giving you more information and more time will help both you and us achieve this.”
All responses to the consultation submitted before Wednesday, March 21, will be fully considered by decision makers, but those who have already shared their views are encouraged to review the additional information online or on the website above and in any Somerset library.
Any further comments people would like to make after reviewing this supplementary information should email email@example.com.
Alternatively, write to Libraries Consultation 2018, B3S, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY or contact Somerset Direct on 0300 123 2224.