Library review to take place

A review of libraries is taking place in Milton Keynes
A review of libraries is taking place in Milton Keynes

A review of libraries in Milton Keynes is taking place in a bid to save money over the next three years.

Residents are being invited to give their views on the future of the service at a series of events in the borough’s nine libraries and hear some proposals.

Milton Keynes Council is considering working with other organisations, including businesses and parish and town councils, and the community to share responsibilities and find better ways of using library buildings.

A review document setting out some initial ideas is available at for people to look at before the sessions.

There is also the opportunity to give views online.

Sessions are taking place on these dates and places (all sessions are between 6pm and 7pm):

Bletchley Library, June 23

Newport Pagnell Library, June 24

Olney Library, June 25

Stony Stratford Library, June 29

Wolverton Library, July 2

Central Library, July 6

Kingston Library, July 7

Woburn Sands, July 9

Westcroft Library, July 14

Liz Gifford, councillor for community services, said: “As we know, local authorities are facing unprecedented financial pressures and Milton Keynes is no exception. We have fantastic libraries in the borough and we also have great communities. We are looking to bring the two together and work collaboratively to share the responsibility of shaping services that can not only be maintained, but improved for current and future generations.”

The council is looking for ideas from community groups, businesses, parish and town councils and local people who both use and don’t use the services.