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Update on Reduction in Library Opening Hours Pilot

Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s Parish Council meeting, and who signed the petitions to object to the reduction in Library opening hours. Thank you to the residents who spoke up so passionately about how important the Library is to them, and in particular to the young man in Year 6 who conveyed what the Library means to young people. The Senior SMBC Library Officers in attendance acknowledged the strong feeling of the community and agreed to carry out a wider engagement with residents – to find out when residents would like to use the Library, as current opening hours do not necessarily suit most residents. A small working group will be formed to progress this – a number of residents in attendance put their names forward to join this, with members of the Parish Council and SMBC Officers.

Once the working group has been set up, further information will be posted – so that as many residents as possible can have their say on the future of our Library.