People who use the library services in Bromley are being reminded about the Council’s consultation regarding the proposed changes to how the service is run and managed. In the face of a difficult financial situation, the Council has had to look into alternative methods to keep the service viable for the future.
As part of this effort, a consultation exercise has been put in place that is open to all library users, Bromley residents, and anyone who studies or works in the borough. The consultation runs until 16th September, and the Council are looking for views on the changes they intend to implement.
The main change would see Bromley’s library services being managed through an external source, who would report into the Council. Using an external company would save the Council money, which would go towards keeping the service running.
All the responses received by the Council will be considered along with other elements when they make their final decision on how to progress with the changes. They would also be interested in any alternative approaches that people feel would work and still result in the necessary financial savings.
If you want to respond to the consultation, you can access the survey by clicking here. Paper copies are also available from any Bromley library.
What do you feel about the changes the Council intends to make to Bromley libraries? Are there any other approaches you think they should consider?