Minchinhampton Library Roadshow on Monday 13th February 2.30pm – 5pm in the Library and on-line Library Questionnaire

GCC On-line Questionnaire – an Important Part of the Consultation Process

The six-week consultation process began on Monday 30th January 2012 and will finish on Sunday 11th March.  There are a total of 47 questions in the questionnaire and it takes about 15 minutes to complete.

The questions are very leading, so it is crucial that you also fill in the boxes giving your own views on their proposals.  

There are some  facts on our Statistics Page which maybe of help to you.

There is a link for the on-line questionnaire, or you can CLICK HERE FOR THE QUESTIONNAIRE

It is important that as many people as possible fill in the questionnaire, so please ask your friends and neighbours, if they are library users to do so.  If they cannot do it on-line then a form is available at Minchinhampton Library.

Regarding the consultation questionnaire,  if people don’t feel they can or want to answer some of the questions, the most important thing is to fill in the white box comment sheet, even attach extra pages if required, to express their views. Also Question 18, the demographic information, is important too.

 GCC have also said that anyone who wishes to make comments beyond the consultation survey, or comment in a way that the consultation survey doesn’t allow, should email: libraries2012@gloucestershire.gov.uk

The Roadshow will be attended by a representative of Vector, the authors of the questionnaire, as well as a member of the Library service management team and a Group Librarian, who can advise on the questionnaire as well as take note of any concerns re this or the review.

If, at any time, members of the public cannot get hold of a questionnaire at the Library, they should inform the staff who have been advised to take their name and or address, so that they can let them know when copies have arrived.

This is a copy of the GCC Page about the Questionnaire and Roadshows:

New library service for Gloucestershire

From today, people across Gloucestershire are being asked to have their say on the future of library services.

Consultation

Consultation documents are being distributed to libraries across Gloucestershire and an electronic version of the questionnaire ia available by clicking here

The council has drafted a fresh strategy that aims to make the most of its limited resources, new technology and volunteers to create a service that really works for Gloucestershire’s people.

On the 20th January, the council’s cabinet approved a six-week consultation, which starts today, to get people’s views on the proposals.

The consultation, which will run until 11th March, includes:

  • An online survey available later today
  • Paper survey available in all libraries
  • Telephone survey of 1000 randomly selected Gloucestershire households
  • Fourteen road shows across Gloucestershire
  • Workshops with invited groups

The consultation will ask for people’s views on the Council’s proposals for::

  • Main libraries – nine libraries open six days a week
  • Local libraries – 12 libraries open five days a week – with options for flexibility to suit local needs
  • Partnership Libraries – 10 libraries run by the county in partnership with communities.  Offering between12 and 21 hours of county library service. Building on the principle of sharing buildings with other groups to create a one stop shop for public services with the library remaining in county control.
  • Community Offer Libraries -seven libraries available to the community under an enhanced  Big Community Offer

The council will be talking to people about mobile library provision before making any recommendations.

Roadshows

In order to help us hear your views, a series of roadshows will be taking place across the county as follows:

Date Library Timing Location
Wed 8th Feb Gloucester 10am-4pm Eastgate Mall
Thur 9th Feb Hesters Way 2-6 Hesters Way Resource Centre
Fri 10th Feb Lechlade 2-6 Library
Sat 11th Feb Stow Between 9.30 – 3.30 Library
Mon 13th Feb Stonehouse Between 10- 1 Stonehouse Town Council
Mon 13th Feb Minchinhampton Between 2.30 – 5 Library
Wed 15th Feb Brockworth 10 – 1 Library
Thur 16th Feb Mitcheldean Between 9 – 12 Library
Thur 16th Feb Bream Between 2-5 Community Centre next to library
Sat 18th Feb Cheltenham 10am – 4pm Regent Arcade
Mon 20th Feb Lydney Between 10-1 Lydney Community Centre
Mon 20th Feb Newnham Between 2-4.30 Library
Tue 21st Feb Berkeley Between 9-1 Library

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