Swipe card access
Currently, 54% of respondents agree or strongly agree with the proposal to introduce extended access to library buildings via swipe card access. 26% of respondents disagree or strongly disagree.
Other forms of consultation
Alongside the survey, we have been conducting a range of meetings and events for people to share their views. All the planned evening meetings and drop-ins have now taken place, and the summary notes for the meetings have all been published online at:
In addition to these meetings, we have been reaching out to community and under-represented groups to make sure their views are heard, at city-wide and neighbourhood level, including groups for older people, disabled people, LGBT people, specific BME communities, young parents, tenants’ associations, religious groups and more. We will continue to talk to groups throughout June.
We have asked all Bristol secondary schools to promote the survey to their pupils, and we continue to offer to go into schools to talk to classes or at assemblies about the consultation.
The survey in this phase of the consultation is more difficult for Primary School age children, so we are engaging with primary schools in a different way, building on what we learned from the primary school workshops in Phase 1 of the consultation. During June we will be hold classroom sessions with a small number of schools across Bristol to find out how children use libraries.
Once the consultation closes on 30th June, we will analyse all the responses and produce a report to the Council’s Cabinet on 4th August. This will be presented alongside our plan for developing the service, which will reflect all the findings from both the consultation periods.
We will send you another bulletin at the end of June and continue to share any other information via our website www.bristolfuturelibraries.gov.uk