Libraries across North Somerset are facing a review with possible changes in the future.
North Somerset Council cite financial pressures as one of the reasons for the review. Twelve libraries across the county may be affected, and fourteen children’s centres.
On their website the Council say: “The review provides us with a great opportunity to improve customer access to services through self-service and increased opening hours and to co-ordinate services and maximise the use of our buildings for the benefit of families and communities.”
The council are currently talking to community groups to discuss a range of options such as combining children’s centres or health services and libraries. The options will be considered at a council meeting at an Executive meeting on 21 June.
A petition has been launched opposing the closure of Worle library in Weston-super-Mare. The mobile library service is not under review.
After the Executive meeting the council will consult the public. For more information visit http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-council/communityinvolvement/council-locations/car/