You have until 7 December to express an opinion on the plans for Hertfordshire Libraries. There's bound to be an impact on Hitchin Library (good or bad), so if you think it's an asset for the town, you should take part.
There are 46 library buildings around the county and the proposal is to split them into three towns - we're currently on the list to be in the top one, offering "the broadest range of stock and services" and "open for the longest hours".
It's not just a tick-box survey. Each question allows you to write the equivalent of a short essay (1,000 characters).
Significantly, the new proposals also suggest that mobile libraries (currently seven covering 394 stops) should be stopped. Those resources (staff and money) would be transferred to more targeted services for people with "disabilities and mobility difficulties".
If you know someone who currently uses the mobile library services in particular, they should read the proposals and have their opinion heard.
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Writer and sax player. Brought up in Hitchin and - apart from uni and some ensuing madness of life in London - I've always lived here.