Contact with Council and MP - 2016 Please View in EXPLORER !
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1964 Libraries Act
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RESPONSE TO FOI REQUEST RE WALCOT LIBRARY: 3RD MARCH 2015
Please click here to read the Council's response to Shirley's FoI re Walcot Library. Scroll down and click on the Council's attachment which provides the answers
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: CABINET - 10TH FEBRUARY 2016
Questions: Shirley Burnham
Q What will be the plan B if no parish or community group comes forward? Will the library in question close?
This question is premature; we have no plans on which we are asking for a decision at this time. I invite you and all those interested in shaping a library service to come forward as part of the engagement process, as set out in recommendation 2.10.
Q: Will there be more than one option for the public to consider when consulted on the Strategy?
Our first step is to develop the strategy, which comes from the engagement process. I hope that we will receive a wide range of contributions. It is legal for any council to go out to consultation with just one option on any policy.
Q: When is public consultation on the Strategy going to start?
The Cabinet meeting in June will consider a draft strategy which, if adopted, will then go out to consultation before coming back for final decision in September.
Question : Talis Kimberley-Fairbourn (Wroughton)Q: "Does Swindon recognise that the library provides access to computers and the Internet, which are essential for youngsters homework and for adults conducting obligatory online job search and applying online as one is obliged to do, for universal credit? And does Swindon recognise the untold benefits to the wider community of library facilities in terms of education and literacy, community cohesion, and benefits mitigating isolation loneliness and mental health issues, and does Swindon agree that to rely for all of these city-wide and longer term on the goodwill and volunteering capacity of the retired, the unemployed and those of independent means is a regressive and short sighted plan which will leave our whole town the poorer in very many ways?"
QUESTIONS To SCRUTINY : 14TH DECEMBER 2015
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QUESTIONS TO CABINET : 9TH DECEMBER 2015
Please click here to read Questions to Cabinet 09 December 2015 and the Answers
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