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Join a workshop and help to improve the library service

Press Release   •   Nov 09, 2016 14:37 GMT

Library users – and non-users alike – are invited to join a workshop and discuss ways of improving the service.

Sessions have been arranged at each one of Bury’s libraries across the borough as part of a wider review of the service.

The dates are:

  • Ainsworth – Tuesday 15 Nov (6.30-8pm)
  • Ramsbottom – Thursday 17 Nov (6.30-8pm)
  • Radcliffe – Friday 18 Nov (10.30am-noon)
  • Topping Fold – Monday 21 Nov (3.30-5pm)
  • Dumers Lane – Tuesday 22 Nov (10.30am-noon)
  • Moorside – Tuesday 22 Nov (2.15-3.45pm)
  • Prestwich – Thursday 24 Nov (6.30-8pm)
  • Coronation Road – Friday 25 Nov (10.30am-noon)
  • Unsworth – Friday 25 Nov (2.15-3.45pm)
  • Bury – Monday 28 Nov (10-11.30am)
  • Tottington – Monday 28 Nov (2.15-3.45pm)
  • Whitefield – Thursday 1 Dec (11.30am-1pm)
  • Brandlesholme – Thursday 1 Dec (2.15-3.45pm)

NB: These sessions are not drop-in – if you want to attend, you must book a place at your local library. Alternatively, you can email your ideas to

Around 4,000 people took the opportunity to have their say in the first part of a comprehensive review of the borough’s libraries.

Councillor Sandra Walmsley, cabinet member for strategic housing and support services, said: “We’re looking at every aspect of the service to make sure that, against a backdrop of major financial challenges, libraries will be in a strong position for the future.

“This round of consultation will last until the end of the year, and firm proposals will be presented to the council’s cabinet in mid-January.

“I hope as many people as possible take part in these workshops to discuss the priorities they have for a library service in the future.”


Press release issued: 9 November 2016.