Library Consultation – Second Stage

Cllr Ian Bevan outside Ramsbottom Library

Cllr Ian Bevan outside Ramsbottom Library

The saga over the review by Bury Council of the Library Service continues.

At the recent meeting of Bury Council’s Cabinet, the main item of discussion was the ongoing consultation on the future of Bury’s Libraries.

Some 3,537 residents took part in the initial consultation and a significant number of people had concerns.

‘Phase 2’ of the consultation is now taking place.  It involves workshops at each library to discuss local priorities for Bury’s library service.  Community groups, regular library users and are invited to attend.

A report will then be prepared outlining a number of potential options which will be presented for discussion by Bury Council’s Cabinet on 18 January 2017 for further, final consultation.

Councillors’ Ian Bevan and Ian Schofield attended the workshop at Ramsbottom Library on Thursday 17th November 2016 with local groups and residents.  Some interesting suggestions were made on how to keep Ramsbottom Library open and fully used by local residents.