Audley Library Proposals

PLEASE USE AUDLEY LIBRARY OR YOU RISK LOSING IT

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL CONSULTATION ON PROPOSALS AFFECTING AUDLEY LIBRARY (AND OTHERS)

 HAVE YOUR SAY ON WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE HAPPEN TO YOUR LIBRARY AND YOUR MOBILE LIBRARY SERVICE

Latest position – Letter from Cllr Adams at Staffordshire County Council on 29th September 2015:

As you will be aware from my recent communication, the county council has now offered
contracts to community groups to manage and deliver 11 of Staffordshire’s libraries.
In  addition  to formal applications  we  also  received  a  number of  i nformal  expressions of
interest from organisations interested in managing and delivering their local library.
As a result of feedback from community groups for more time to develop their applications,
a decision has now been taken that a further formal application phase will be held in April
2016.  Any  community  group  will  be  welcome  to  apply  to  manage  and  deliver  Audley
Library.

The  timing  of  this  second  application  phase  ensures  that  community  groups  will  have
sufficient time to develop their plans, and to access the support that is available through
the county council.
It will also enable communities to draw on the experiences and ideas of those that will lead
the first  community  libraries  in  Staffordshire  –  we  hope  that many  will  be  open by  April
2016.

We will of course keep you updated as to the development of community managed and
delivered libraries through regular bulletins. Up to date information will also be available at
http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/communitylibraries
Please don’t hesitate to contact us on connectedlibraries@staffordshire.gov.uk if you have
any questions about this process. Your local District Commissioning Lead will continue to
be your local point of contact and support moving forward.
Yours sincerely
County Councillor Ben Adams
Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills
Staffordshire County Councillor for Perrycrofts, Tamworth