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Still time for residents to have their say on Catshill Library
11:00am Monday 27th August 2012 in News
CATSHILL residents are being reminded there is still time to have a say on plans for a community-run library in the village.
Townsfolk are being encouraged to take part in the consultation, which is part of a countrywide review of libraries which seeks to save £1.8 million - 28 per cent - from the service’s current budget.
The approach so far has been to share some library buildings with other services, work closer with partners on the running and delivery of services, and to see where local people could get more involved.
Catshill Library, described by Worcestershire County Council as the most under-used in the county, has just more than 1,000 members, compared with the county average of 9,500 members per branch.
A large percentage of its members are also members of the larger Bromsgrove Library, in Stratford Road.
The council is keen to help facilitate a service which could be run by local volunteers from nearby Catshill Middle School.
Residents are being asked for their thoughts on the suggestion, and to register their interest in playing a part in running the service.
An online questionnaire is available on the council's website, worcestershire.gov.uk/libraries, or search for Catshill Library. Paper versions are also available.
The three month consultation on the proposals started in June and runs until Friday, September 14.