Following agreement on the Council’s four year budget plan, approved in February, Cornwall Council is having to review the library and one stop shop service.
As part of the £176 million savings that have to be made over the next four years, savings of £1.8 million have to be made from the library and one stop shop service’s £4 million budget.
Cornwall Council wants to hear from as many people as possible to help shape its proposals.
Please help to promote the consultation and direct people to either attend a drop-in session and /or complete the survey questionnaire, which is available online and in hard copy.
Information will be available on the Council’s website along with a link to the survey questionnaire.
The 10 week public consultation and engagement will began today ,2 April and will end on 10 June 2015.
Cornwall Council will be holding public drop in sessions in branch libraries.
The public can be involved in the consultation in a number of ways, including:
- In person by attending a drop-in session at one of our libraries;
- Using the online questionnaire available on the Council’s website; www.cornwall.gov.uk/librarysurvey;
- Downloading and completing a printable copy of the survey questionnaire printable copy of the survey questionnaire from the website;
- By contacting their local Cornwall Councillor;
- By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Picking up a printed copy of the questionnaire from a library or one stop shop;
- Requesting a copy of the questionnaire by phone: 0300 1234 111;
- By email: email@example.com; or
- In writing to: Library and one stop shop review, Truro Library, Union Place, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1EP
Stakeholder workshops will be held for our Town and Parish Councils and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise stakeholders, so they can be involved in helping to shape our proposals.
Information days will be held in May for companies and organisations interested in running part or all of the library and one stop shop service.
A Business Case form is available on the Council’s website for organisations interested in or considering this option.
I hope this briefing note has been helpful; I would be grateful if you could help to promote the consultation to your own contacts and communities.
Geoff Brown Cornwall Council Cabinet Member for Homes and Communities