Two public meetings at Cambridge libraries this week will give users a chance discuss ways of safeguarding the future of their branches. Friends of Rock Road Library will host a meeting at their branch on Wednesday, 2 March while Chesterton Community Association will hold a meeting about the future of Milton Road Library on Friday, 4 March.
Rock Road Library, Rock Rd
Wednesday 2 March
St Andrew's Hall, St Andrew's Rd, Chesterton
Friday 4 March
doors open 7.15pm
meeting from 7.45-9.15pm
Those wishing to attend on Friday should email firstname.lastname@example.org to help them cater for expected numbers. If you have a particular question or point you want to raise, please send it in advance to the same address.
As we've previously reported, both branches are on a list of 13 currently under review by Cambridgeshire County Council. Ideas being explored include joining with other services to become 'multi-agency community hubs', or becoming volunteer-run Library Access Points. The council says some libraries could close 'if sufficient savings cannot be found'.
Although Arbury Court Library is not on the list of branches currently under review, we remain concerned about the impact of the planned cuts and changes on the library service as a whole. We urge anyone concerned about the future of these branches to attend these meetings.