So far, the response to our consultation on Shaping the Future of Wrexham’s Library Service has been strong.
But we would encourage anyone who hasn’t yet had the chance to put their views forward to have their say.
To take part in the consultation, you can complete the consultation survey online, or come to one of the upcoming roadshows, where you’ll have the chance to put questions to officers face-to-face.
We’ve held a number of roadshows at each of our public libraries, along with other community venues, and have had more than 350 attendees so far.
The consultation closes on Saturday, November 30.
We’ve got more roadshows on the way at the upcoming venues:
- Canolfan Glyn Ceiriog, Glyn Ceiriog – 10am until noon. Wednesday, Nov 6.
- Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham – 11am until 2pm. Thursday, Nov 7.
- Brymbo Enterprise Centre – 10am until noon. Monday, Nov 11.
- Plas Madoc Leisure Centre, Plas Madoc – 5pm until 7pm. Tuesday, November 12.
- Rhostyllen, Mobile Library – 2pm until 4pm. Thursday, November 14.
- Holt, Mobile Library – 9.45am until noon. Friday, November 15.
- Caia Park Partnership, Caia Park – 11am until 1pm. Thursday, November 15.
Andrew Atkinson, Lead Member for Libraries, said: “Wrexham County Borough Council is facing its toughest financial challenges in living memory and we have some difficult decisions to make.
“Quite rightly, residents have been putting our proposals under the microscope, and council officers have appreciated the opportunity to meet people face to face to explain our ideas and suggestions.
“If you haven’t already, please read the Shaping the Future of Wrexham Library Service document and make sure that you take the opportunity to have your say.”
Shân Cooper, Libraries Lead, said: “Public Libraries are important, so it’s crucial that we hear from as many local people as possible.
“I am delighted that so many have filled in the consultation forms and come to our meetings, but there is still time for those who haven’t yet had the opportunity to have their say.
“I encourage as many people as possible to go online or pick up a paper copy of the consultation paper from their local library, and let us know what they think.”
If we get a bad settlement, we’ll have to look at further cuts. Have your say.HAVE YOUR SAY