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Proposed changes to opening hours at Somercotes Library 2019

Status: Closed

Opens: 7 October 2019 - Closes: 17 November 2019

What this consultation is about

Earlier this year we asked local groups and organisations to come forward and work with us to make our plans to transfer 20 out of 45 libraries to communities a reality. A number of groups have come forward and are now working with us on building business cases to show their ideas are sustainable in the long-term.

It was agreed by Cabinet in December 2018 that the opening hours at 25 of our libraries would change and any of the 20 libraries who did not have an initial expression of interest from the community would have their opening hours reduced in line with the proposals outlined in the Library Strategy.

The reduction to opening hours is an important part of the Derbyshire Library Service Strategy, and will contribute to the £1.6 million the library service must save by 2021.

How to take part

We are carrying out this consultation in the following ways:

  • Questionnaire - Online

Who is the consultation aimed at?

Which part of Derbyshire is this consultation aimed at?
  • All Derbyshire (excluding Derby City)
Generally, who is this consultation aimed at?
  • All

How will we let you know the results?

Feedback about this consultation will be available by the following methods:

  • Our website

Contact details


  • Commissioning, Communities and Policy
    County Hall
    DE4 3AG