Worcestershire County Council Launches Library Consultation

News at Robert Oulsnam and Company | 16/11/2018

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Worcestershire County Council has launched a consultation on the future of libraries across the region.  Residents are encouraged to have their say on library changes until the initial consultation closes on 2ndFebruary 2019.  

With the increase of online resources replacing the traditional services that libraries offer it is easy to forget the less obvious benefits to local libraries.  You can access a lot of social activities at libraries such as reading groups and job clubs which is a service to help unemployed people on the path to finding work.

Droitwich library has a free “Knit and Natter” every fortnight as well as a bi-monthly social club for adults.  You can attend a weekly “Bounce and Rhyme” group for families as well as story time sessions every Monday.

Accessing literature through a Kindle (other e-book reading devices are available) might be a simple one-click solution, but it certainly isn’t as sociable.

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Most library activities are free to join in, which means that the council is seeking input on ways to generate revenue to keep these services available.  This is particularly important in light of the fact that the county’s library service is required to cut £800,000 from the budget. No library is considered “safe”!

Having easy access to the library in Droitwich, but also libraries across the county is really important.  Not only are these places to go to get involved in social events, they can act as a hub for community which makes towns like Droitwich even more desirable to live in.

Do you have any ideas on local businesses who could hire out spaces in Droitwich library? Are there any other revenue generating ideas you could put forward on this consultation?  Click the link!  www.worcestershire.gov.uk/libraries


To minimise risk to clients and our staff we will carry out viewings under strict Covid-19 rules.

Priority will be given to buyers who are proceedable and who provide copies of their ID and proof of funds

Non proceedable buyers may be allowed to view if we are confident of their ability to proceed and the client agrees, some clients may only want priority viewers