This comes from the Neighbourhood Partnership, which is part of BCC.
Last week the council launched a city-wide consultation to enable the people of Bristol to have their say on the future design of the city’s libraries.
We want everyone’s views, whether you use libraries or not – we want to find out what people want from a future library service and for you to share your ideas and suggestions on how to develop an improved flexible, modern space for communities to learn and socialise in.
At this stage we have no proposals and no decisions have been made. We want to an involve all the citizens of Bristol in designing a new library service.
How can you get involved?
There are plenty of ways to get involved online – you can learn about exciting library services in other places, taking part in our survey and share your ideas. Visit www.bristolfuturelibraries.co.uk for more information.
Libraries staff will be at your Neighbourhood Forum meetings to talk to you. There are also meetings in all 28 libraries across the city which are open for everyone to come along to. You can come to any meeting – the times and dates are on our website (http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/leisure-and-culture/libraries-consultation-public-meetings)
You can share your ideas on facebook by searching bristolfuturelibraries – you might want to “like” the page and share it with your facebook friends
You can also share your ideas on twitter - @BrLibraryFuture – you might want to follow us to keep up to date with the latest ideas.
Look out for our Ideas Bank which will be launching within the next few days (www.bristol.gov.uk/ideasbank) – you can share your ideas and see what other people are thinking too.
What happens next?
This phase of the consultation runs until 2 February 2015. Once we’ve collected everyone’s views, the feedback will be used to shape proposals which will be discussed at Cabinet in March 2015.
We will then embark on a second phase of consultation which will run until May 2015. The final plan is expected to be agreed in June 2015 so that work can then start on our new service, whatever that might be.
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