Suffolk County Council’s long anticipated Library Consultation has now been announced. We’re currently scrutinising the council’s plans for Leiston Library and for libraries across the whole of Suffolk. To help others make sense of the large amount of data, we’re posting our own analysis piece by piece. Here’s what we have so far:
- The proposals
- The options
- The numbers
- How Leiston compares (1)
- How Leiston compares (2)
Having trouble reading the financial data provided in the consultation package? Suffolk County Council have provided me with the information in spreadsheet format which you can download here.
You might also have a look at a consultation exercise carried out on behalf of Suffolk County Council in 2009 by Cultural Intelligence Ltd which investigated the role that local libraries have with five of its key customer groups:
- People with a physical disability
- People with a learning disability
- Family carers
- Older people
- People with mental health issues
The results of that exercise were published in this report.