Mobile Library Consultation
Mobile Library and Library Link Consultation
3rd April – 9th June 2017
Bedford Borough Council is asking for residents’ views
on changes to the Mobile Library and Library Link Service
The council has already carried out two consultations on the
future of the Library Service, with a view to modernising services
and delivering savings, following ongoing cuts from central
The council is now asking for residents views on how the Mobile
Library and Library Link services can deliver a more eﬃcient
service through optimisation of their routes and timetables.
The Mobile Library service operates five days a week, visiting
40 communities and making a total of 182 stops per month. The
Library Link service serves residents who are unable to reach their
local library operates 20 routes around the Borough per month,
making regular visits to individual housebound users, residential
homes, and sheltered housing schemes.
Councillor Sarah-Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and
Culture said ‘As a council we are bucking the trend nationally by
holding onto our library vehicles and continuing to work to bring
the service to those who are unable to reach their local
Having reviewed the locations, proposed changes to the timetable
would mean some stops will be more frequent and some less frequent.
However, no village or care home will lose its service.
Information about the proposed changes will be available on the
vehicles, in libraries, at the Customer Contact Centre and Borough
Hall, as well as here - www.bedford.gov.uk/mobileconsultation.
The consultation period will run from 3rd April – 9th June and
outcomes of the consultation will be published online, as well as
being made available in libraries and on the vehicles.
How to find out more and have your say
By post: Consulting, Bedford
6th Floor, Borough Hall
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org