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More than 1,000 people respond to library consultation

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 07, 2014

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MORE than 1,000 people have had their say on the future of libraries in Staffordshire as part of a consultation being run by the county council.

All of the people have come forward within the first three weeks of the consultation, which the authority described as 'encouraging'.

The responses have been submitted about plans to move some libraries into community use and make others, such as Burton, into larger centres.

Mike Lawrence, county council cabinet member for communities and localism, said: "It's crucial we hear from library users and non-users alike, as well as anyone who lives, works or studies in Staffordshire.

"The meetings I have attended so far have been challenging, but ultimately very positive.

"People understand that ensuring a library service for the future means change is needed, and I'm pleased so many people are taking a very active interest."

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