Suffolk County Council has recently launched a public consultation encouraging Suffolk residents to tell the council what they want from their library services in the future.
This consultation is being run by Suffolk County Council and not Suffolk Libraries.
It’s part of the county council’s process to shape the future of the library service, which is their statutory responsibility, and is not a consultation on how Suffolk Libraries has run the service over the past 12 years.
Suffolk County Council’s contract with Suffolk Libraries comes to an end on 31st May 2025, with a new contract set to begin in June 2025. The council is therefore seeking views from the public about what is important to them, ahead of awarding the new contract.
You can have your say by visiting www.suffolk.gov.uk/LibraryConsultation.
Bruce Leeke, Suffolk Libraries Chief Executive, said:
“We are very happy to support Suffolk County Council’s consultation and would strongly encourage anyone who visits libraries or uses the library service to take part and have their say.”
The 13-week consultation will be followed by a competitive tender process, before the new contract is awarded in November 2024. The consultation is open until Friday 26 January 2024.
You can read the full story on the Suffolk County Council website.