Libraries survey is sent out

DONCASTER Council is asking residents for their views on the future of 14 libraries across the borough, including the one in Moorends.

The council said that more than 60,000 questionnaires would be distributed.

It has also said meetings with residents would be held to ensure the views of everyone would be heard.

The move comes after the authority’s cabinet decided in March to postpone plans to close 14 of the borough’s 26 libraries for a year. It is planning on investing money in the remaining 12 and is looking at how to provide library services in the affected neighbourhoods.

Residents have until July 8 to return their completed questionnaire.

The outcome of the consultation will be made available in libraries.

Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies, said: “It has never been my wish to close libraries in Doncaster but we are in a very difficult position due to the savings the council has to make.

“We need residents to tell us what alternatives would suit them and if they wish to be involved in the future solution.”