Have your say on community libraries

Local people are being asked to have their say on the future of community libraries in Calderdale. This is to ensure they meet their needs. Calderdale Council is holding a public consultation to drive a review of its 15 community libraries. This will take place from Monday 5th March until 30th April 2018.

The libraries are:

Akroyd library
Bailiff Bridge library
Beechwood Road library
Greetland library
Hipperholme library
Mixenden library
Mytholmroyd library]
Northowram library and family centre
Rastrick library
Ripponden library
Shelf library and village hall
Skircoat library
Southowram library
Stainland library
Walsden library

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.

How To Give Your Opinion/Input

You have the chance to give your opinion. This will be used to shape proposals which are due to be considered by the Council’s Cabinet in summer 2018. Presentations will take place at Ward Forums during March and April 2018. These will give more information and let attendees have the chance to share their feedback. You can also have your say by using the: Library Consultation form .

Details of the libraries: