Library Information Sharing Drop In Event

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Saturday, 22nd October 2016 10:00am

Another opportunity to find out about the future of Bayston Hill Library and Lyth Hill Country Park and how you can get involved.

In July, the Parish Council decided in principle that it wished to support the llibrary, which is threatened with closure by Shropshire Council by 2018.  Many residents will be aware of proposals to build a Community Hub to house both the library and the Parish Council offices; however these plans are still a year or two ahead and are subjet to further consultation and planning permission.  In the meantime the library could be closed by Shropshire Council.  The Parish Council is entering into discussioins with Shorpshire Council to ensablish the best way to protect the service financially, until such time as the library can be relocated into a shared community building and managed by the Parish Council.  This would have an impact on the Parish Precept, costing each household approximately £16.00 per year.

The Parish Council would also like to support Lyth Hill Country Park, which is also under threat.  It is considering a Precept increase of up to £5 per property per year to support the ongoing maintenance of this facility.  This woudl be in partnership with Longden Parish Council, which covers part of the hill.

The Parish Council invites residents to view the proposals and ask any questions at an Information Sharing Event on Saturday 22 October 2016 betwen 10 - 12pm when members of the Council will be available to answer any questions.

There is also a short questionaire in the Villager magazine for residents to give their views on the proposals.  These can be returned to the Parish Office or left in the collection box at the library.

There will be a further chance to discuss these proposals at the next LJC meeting on 15 November 2016.