Sharing libraries – Have your say

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Local residents are being invited to give their views on the future of libraries in Milton Keynes as part of a borough wide review that is seeking to make significant savings over the next three years.

A series of discussion sessions will take place in the borough’s nine libraries at the end of June and early July for people to hear about some current proposals as well as put forward their own ideas on how they can support the libraries by sharing responsibilities and working together to use library buildings better and become more sustainable.

Cllr Gifford, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Community Services said “As we know, local authorities are facing unprecedented financial pressures and Milton Keynes is no exception. We have fantastic library services in the borough and we also have great communities. We are looking to bring the two together and work collaboratively to share the responsibly of shaping services that can not only be maintained, but improved for current and future generations.”

The council is looking for ideas from community groups, businesses, parish and town councils and local people who both use and don’t use the services. Cllr Gifford continued. “I urge people to join us at the discussion sessions as well as raise awareness with people and organisations you know, so that as many as possible can get involved.”

Sessions are taking place at the following dates and locations:

Bletchley Library 6-7pm               Tuesday 23 June
Newport Pagnell Library 6-7pm    Wednesday 24 June
Olney Library 6-7pm                    Thursday 25 June
Stony Stratford Library 6-7pm      Monday 29 June
Wolverton Library 6-7pm             Thursday 2 July
Central Library 6-7pm                 Monday 6 July
Kingston Library 6-7pm              Tuesday 7 July
Woburn Sands 6-7pm                 Thursday 9 July
Westcroft Library 6-7pm             Tuesday 14 July

Further updates will be made available shortly on the following link:

www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/sharinglibraries

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