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Have A Say On Library Opening Hours
An Essex-wide consultation's running until the end of March on the pattern of library opening hours.
Essex County Council say changes are needed as they need to save money because of Government cuts - but no libraries in Essex will close.
It's proposed 54 libraries will see a reduction in opening hours, 6 will stay the same but will see a change in their pattern of opening hours and 13 will see no reduction or change to the pattern of opening hours.
They're looking at a more co-ordinated approach, so that on a day where one branch library is closed, another in the vicinity is likely to be open,
The following libraries will see no change to their current opening hours and will not be involved in the consultation:
- Silver End
- South woodham ferrers
- West Mersea
- Wickham bishops
The following libraries will not see a reduction to current opening hours but will see a change in pattern of opening hours:
- Great Tarpots
- South Benfleet
- Great Baddow
- Waltham abbey
The remaining 54 libraries will see a reduction in opening hours and see a change to the current pattern of opening hours.
Tiptree, Earls Colne, Walton and Writtle Libraries will be temporarily closed during part of the consultation for the installation of a new self service system which will enhance service provision to customers. During this time consultation documents will be available from other local venues. Alternatively people can vote online.
Date of Closure
Closed until 7 March 2011
Closed until 22 March 2011
Closed until 29 March 2011
Closed until 4 April 2011
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