What is the process and timescales for making decisions on the new library strategy?

Before any decisions can be made it is important that we consult as widely as possible to make sure that individuals, communities and interested organisations across Devon have the opportunity to consider and comment on these proposals.

A 13 week consultation will run from 17 April to 17 July. All consultation materials will be available through our Tough Choices website as well as in hard copy in libraries and through the mobile library service. At the end of the consultation period we will review all of the comments and feedback. We will fully respond within 12 weeks of the consultation closing and then produce a definitive set of proposals, to put before the Council’s Cabinet in the autumn. Once the strategy has been confirmed, there is likely to be further engagement and discussion with local communities about the specific agreed proposals for their library.