The County Council has recently started an informal discussion with library users and stakeholders on the future for libraries in Cambridgeshire through a series of workshops. The first round of events is drawing to a close but the conversation continues over the coming weeks with more workshop dates and venues in September and October.
The County is changing and the way people use the council’s services is changing too: The council wishes to take this opportunity to ensure their services are fit for the future and meet the needs of the community. They would like to hear your ideas and suggestions on how to sustain, improve and develop your libraries and the services they offer.
The council will use this discussion to inform their work over the coming months to define how libraries can achieve long-term sustainability and continue to thrive.
This new set of workshops is intended to offer as many opportunities to as many people as possible to get involved and will follow the same format as the August events.
Please join the council on any of the following dates:
- Monday 25th September 10.00 – 12:30 The Eastrea Centre, 2 Roman Gardens (Coates Road), Eastrea, Whittlesey PE7 2BA
- Tuesday 26th September 18:30 – 21:00 St Andrew’s Centre, School Hill, Histon CB24 9JE
- Wednesday 27th September 13:30 – 16:00 The Priory Centre, Priory Lane, St Neots PE19 2BH
- Thursday 28th September 12:30 – 15:00 The Ellesmere Centre, Ley Road, Stetchworth, Newmarket, CB8 9TS
- Monday 2nd October 18:30 – 21:00 Cambridge Central Library, 7 Lion Yard, Cambridge CB2 3QD
- Tuesday 3rd October 13:00 – 15:30 The Hub Meeting Room, High St, Cambourne CB23 6GW.
If you have already joined the council and given you views at one of the August events, there is no need for you to attend another one. But you are of course welcome to if you wish to take the conversation further. The council will also start to summarise the themes from these early discussions on their website and this will enable the conversations to develop over time.
If you are unable to attend but would like to have your say, you can email the council with questions or comments at LibraryServices@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.
For details of the council’s conversations with the community and updates on their work on the strategy for Cambridgeshire’s Library Service, please check their website.