THURROCK Council is once again asking residents how they want to see library services develop in the future.
Earlier this year the council held a series of conversations with the community. The community agreed that ‘no change’ is not an option and that libraries should be integrated within community hubs to enable more effective use of council and community resources.
There was also broad agreement in conversations across the borough that libraries need significant refurbishments and much improved IT systems for Thurrock to have a 21st century library service.
The community also asked to be fully involved in the decision making about the future of libraries in Thurrock and so a new series of conversations will take place this September and October.
Wednesday 5 September 7.30pm
Chadwell Community Forum, Herringham School, St Mary’s Road, Chadwell St Mary RM16 4JX
Thursday 6 September 5pm to 7pm
Grays Library, Orsett Road, Grays RM17 5DX
And 7.30pm to 9pm
West Thurrock and South Stifford Community Forum Meeting, St Clements Church, London Road, West Thurrock RM20 4AL
Tuesday 11 September 9am to 11 am
Belhus Library, Derry Avenue, South Ockendon RM15 5DZ
And 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Aveley Library, Purfleet Road, Aveley RM15 4DJ
Tuesday 18 September
7pm to 9 pm Horndon Woolmarket, High Road, Horndon SS17 8LE
Tuesday 25 September noon to 2pm
Tilbury Library, Civic Square, Tilbury RM18 8AD
Thursday 27 Sept 5.30pm to 7.30 pm
Stanford Library, High Street Stanford le Hope SS17 0HG
Wednesday 3 October 10am to noon
East Tilbury Library, Princess Avenue, East Tilbury RM18 8ST
Thursday 11 October 6pm to 8pm
Corringham Library, St Johns’ Way, Corringham SS17 7LJ
Thursday 18 October 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Blackshots Library, Blackshots Lane, Grays RM16 2JU
To find out more visit thurrock.gov.uk/libraries