Workshops on the future for libraries in Cambridgeshire

From August 2017, we are starting an informal discussion with library users and community groups on the future for libraries in Cambridgeshire through a series of workshops. For information on comments already shared with us, please see our summary document below. 

August Workshops - Summary

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We have workshops ongoing until early October so there are still opportunities to have your say, please see our timetable below for more information.

Cambridgeshire’s library service is growing and we want to hear the community’s ideas and suggestions on how to sustain, improve and develop our library services and find new ways to meet library users’ changing needs and demands. We’ll use this to inform our work to define how libraries can achieve long-term sustainability and continue to thrive.

We are using 'Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to 2021', recently published by the Government, as a framework to refresh our own strategy over the coming months.

Please join us at one of the following workshops:
Day and DateTimeLocation
Monday 21 August 18:30 - 21:00 Huntingdon Library, Princes Street, Huntingdon PE29 3PA 
Tuesday 22 August 18:30 - 21:00 The Blue School - Hardwick Community School, Eastgate Road, Great Cambourne, CB23 6DZ (please note the change of venue, originally planned at Cambourne Sports and Social Club)
Wednesday 23 August 18:30 - 21:00 March Library, City Rd, March PE15 9LT
Thursday 24 August 18:30 - 21:00 Ely Library, 6 The Cloisters, Ely CB7 4ZH
Friday 25 August 12:30 - 15:00 Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road, Cambridge CB4 2LD
Monday 25 September 10:00 - 12.30 Eastrea Centre, 2 Roman Gardens, Eastrea, Whittlesey PE7 2BA
Tuesday 26 September 18.30 - 21:00 St Andrews Centre, School Hill, Histon CB24 9JE
Wednesday 27 September 13:30 - 16:00 Priory Centre, Priory Lane,St Neots PE19 2BH.
Thursday 28 September 12:30 - 15:00 The Ellesmere Centre, Ley Road, Stetchworth,
Newmarket CB8 9TS
Monday 2 October 18:30 - 21:00 Cambridge Central Library, 7 Lion Yard, Cambridge CB2 3QD
Tuesday 3 October 13:00 - 15:30 The Blue School - Hardwick Community School, Eastgate Road, Great Cambourne, CB23 6DZ (please note the change of venue, originally planned at The Hub meeting room)

We will provide information after the workshops here and you can also email us any questions or comments at [email protected] 

2015 Review of Library Service - Public Library Consultation

In February and March 2015, we asked you what you thought about the County Council's strategy: Library Services in Cambridgeshire: Developing Our Approach for the Future. This strategy identified four key themes that are shaping the development of the service:

  • Building community resilience
  • Enabling more than delivering
  • Maximising the use of our assets
  • Supporting the "Digital First" agenda.

The public consultation closed on 15 February, the results of the consultation are available below:

Library Consultation on Savings Proposals for 2016/17

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Stakeholder engagement and consultation - closed 10 May 2015

The Stakeholder consultation period has now closed. Thank you to all those who responded. The findings of stakeholder consultation and the proposed Central Library Enterprise Centre, were discussed at the Highways and Community Infrastructure Committee meeting on 2 June.

August Workshops - Summary

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