Libraries, community centres & halls consultation reaches next stage
Posted on 5 Mar 2021
Consultation is set to resume on how community facilities operate in future across North Ayrshire.
This will mark the third stage of the comprehensive consultation, ensuring local residents have a real voice in how libraries, community centres and halls deliver their services.
Proposals are taking shape thanks to the input of local communities and, from today (Friday, March 5) people are invited to view and comment on these plans.
The emphasis of the proposals is to ensure that these vital services continue to be delivered in communities across North Ayrshire.
A major element of this consultation will be to how to best deliver library, community centres and halls in a post-Covid world.
Cabinet Member for Participatory Democracy, Councillor Louise McPhater, said: “Although we started this consultation process long before Covid, it’s become very clear that we are have to take on board the lessons learned during the pandemic to ensure we have services which fit the needs of our communities.
“Throughout lockdown, we worked hand-in-hand with local residents through our community hubs to offer help and support where it was needed.
“That’s why we’ll be continuing this partnership working in this latest phase of our consultation, giving the residents a prominent role in how the services are shaped.”
Due to current lockdown restrictions, face-to-face consultation will not be possible however everyone will get the chance to take part.
The safest, most effective way to gather everyone’s views is online.
Until May 5, you can view and comment on the proposals at https://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/yourvoiceyourview
Those who cannot access the online consultation can e mail us at email@example.com or call the Council on 01294 310000 and hold "for all other enquiries" and we will set up a time to call you back and go through the consultation.
The phone line will be open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, between April 6 and May 6.
Details of the consultation will also be issued alongside Council Tax letters to ensure no-one misses out.