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Library consultation two weeks left to have your say

6 February 2019

There are just two weeks remaining to have your say on the Future Strategy for Essex Libraries.

The consultation into what library services could look like in the future is set to end on 20 February. The county council is encouraging all those who haven’t yet completed the consultation survey to take the time to participate and have their voice heard.

As of 5 February, there have been over 16,000 responses to the survey. This includes online, paper copy and via the Essex contact centre. Responses have been received from individuals, families, children, young people and 192 surveys have been completed by organisations.

Essex County Councillor Sue Barker, Cabinet Member for customer and corporate said: “I am extremely encouraged by the overwhelming response to the library consultation; the consultation has sparked a great deal of interest and debate and I’m really pleased with some of the ideas coming through. I hope that together we can ensure we have a library service that meets the needs of Essex residents.

The consultation will close on 20 February. For those who still want to take part the survey can be found here. Residents are encouraged to complete the survey online, however, if this is not possible the survey can be completed over the phone on 0345 603 7639 or a hard copy can be sent to you.