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Proposed Changes to Mobile Library and Library Link Routes

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Bedford Borough Council is asking for residents’ views on changes to the Mobile Library and Library Link Service timetables.

The council has already carried out two consultations on the future of the Library Service, with a view to modernising services and delivering savings, following ongoing cuts from central government.

The council is now asking for residents views on how the Mobile Library and Library Link services can deliver a more efficient service through optimisation of their routes and timetables.

The Mobile Library service operates five days a week, visiting 40 communities and making a total of 182 stops per month. The Library Link service serves residents who are unable to reach their local library operates 20 routes around the Borough per month, making regular visits to individual housebound users, residential homes, and sheltered housing schemes.

Councillor Sarah-Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said ‘As a council we are bucking the trend nationally by holding onto our library vehicles and continuing to work to bring the service to those who are unable to reach their local library.’

Having reviewed the locations, proposed changes to the timetable would mean some stops will be more frequent and some less frequent. However, and no village or care home will lose its service.
Details of the proposed route changes can be downloaded here as well as on the vehicles, in the libraries, or at the Customer Contact Centre and Borough Hall.

The consultation period will run from 3rd April – 9th June so Have Your Say now!
The outcomes of the consultation will be published online, as well as being made available in libraries and on the vehicles.

Page last updated: Page last updated: 3rd April 2017