People who don’t currently use Croydon libraries are being urged by the council to give their views on how they might be encouraged to visit them in the future.
A survey and a series of focus groups have been running since the end of March and have been gathering information to help the council shape its plans on how the borough’s library offer might change over the next few years. However the vast majority of respondents have so far been current users of the service.
“We’re determined to keep our libraries open, but we are equally keen to see more people making use of them for a wider range of services and activities. It’s been great to hear from so many of our existing customers, however, if we are going to attract new groups from across our communities we need to understand what they want from these fantastically versatile buildings.
“This is why we have decided to extend the deadline for responses until 16 May.
“When we put forward options and recommendations later this year they will shape our library service for the next decade, so I’d rather give people a few more weeks to give us their ideas rather than miss the opportunity to hear what they have to say.”
Councillor Timothy Godfrey, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport
To add your views to the 700 others who have already completed the survey, visit the council’s Get Involved site.