Share your views on plans for libraries

Pocklington library
Pocklington library

A public consultation is set to be launched on East Riding Council’s proposal for the future of its library service and multi-service centres, which could see opening hours drastically cut back at libraries across the region.

The council’s Cabinet recently agreed to proceed with consultation, which will get underway tomorrow (25 May) and will run until 3 August.

If the plans went ahead, opening hours could be reduced at libraries across the East Riding, including the ones in Pocklington, Market Weighton and Stamford Bridge.

Residents are being encouraged to take part in the latest stage of consultation, whether users of the libraries and multi service centres or not.

The consultation is available online at www.eastriding.gov.uk/proposalconsultation

Paper questionnaires will be available at branch libraries, mobile libraries, multi-service centres, customer service centres, East Riding leisure centres, and children’s centres. Drop-in sessions will also be held at Pocklington’s library on 5 July, 10am-12noon.

The council’s plans would save around £1.2 million from its budget.

• What do you think of the plans? Email your views to news@pocklingtontoday.co.uk