Great Yeldham Notice Board
Public consultation on proposed changes to the Mobile Library Service
19 September - 6 November 2017
I would like to invite you to help us make decisions on the future of the mobile library service.
At Essex County Council, we know how much people value their mobile libraries. But we also know that in recent years, fewer and fewer people have been taking advantage of them.
Combined with other factors, such as vehicles which are coming to the end of their working lives, we have reached a point where the right thing to do is look again at how we provide these services.
This is why we are consulting you about how we create a new library service which is a better fit with people’s lives across Essex.
We want a service which is available at a place and time which suits users; a service which is flexible enough to help volunteers set up a community library in a village hall, pub, sports club or shop. We want a service where volunteers deliver books directly to the door, and can stop to chat with the residents so that we contribute to ending social isolation. These services already work well in villages across Essex and we want to extend that provision. We want a service which is able to respond to different local needs and settings and to have books available to more people more of the time.
We don’t want a service which wastes money by having mobile library buses parked in locations at times when no one visits, which is unfortunately what happens on some occasions now.
Most of all, we want everyone in Essex to get involved, have their say on our ideas and share their own.
You can find more information about our proposals and complete the survey at www.librariesconsultation.essex.gov.uk
Separate surveys are also available online for children and young people under 16 and in EasyRead. If they would rather complete the survey on paper, they can pick up a copy of the consultation pack at any library or mobile library and return it using the business reply envelope in the pack (no stamp needed).
For help to complete the survey, or if someone would like it in large print or would like a printed copy of the children’s or EasyRead versions, please call 0345 603 7628.
The deadline for replies is 6 November 2017.
All the responses from the consultation will be analysed and a formal report produced. This will be published on the consultation website and available on request for those without internet access. The analysis will be used to help us decide what changes will be implemented.
Cllr Susan Barker
Cabinet Member for Culture, Communities & Customer
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Braintree District Council - Do It Online
We have recently launched a new area of a website called 'Do It Online' to
help our customers easily access a range of Council services. Customers can
pay, report, apply and register for services whenever and wherever is
convenient for them from the front page of the website or from
Customers visiting Causeway House will also have access to a dedicated 'Do
It Online' area which has three self-service computers linked to the Do It
Online section of the website along with the Gateway to Homechoice, Planning
and Local Plan services and Essex County Council & Highway Services.
This will be supported with campaigns throughout the year that promote our
online services and encourage our customers to use them.
A customer transacting their business online is cheaper for them and us and
may be more convenient for those who are unable to visit us or struggle to
make calls during the working day. Raising awareness of these services with
our customers is important and we would appreciate your help to promote
self-serve and make this campaign a success.
Please take a look at this new area and give us your feedback.
ECC Highway Enquiries – contacting us
As you may be aware the Highway.firstname.lastname@example.org email address is closing from 19 April 2017 following the introduction of the improved Highways ‘Tell Us’ and ‘Check a Query’ web tools.
Although, we will no longer be offering a dedicated email address for Highway Enquiries, you can continue to contact us online in one of the following ways:
- To report a new highway issue to us you should complete our online form to tell us
(Please do not use other websites to report highway issues to us as these are not recorded into our system).
- To review the status of a previously reported highway issues, by either a reference number or searching the location, use check a query
- Highways have also produced a ‘how to’ video to help people who may not be too familiar using the web tools. You can see the film by clicking on the following link How to report a pothole and other highway issues in Essex
- To tell us about a compliment, comment and complaint
- For Freedom of Information requests
If you currently use or sign post enquiries to email@example.com please can I ask you to redirect these to one of the above options. Anything sent after the 19 April 2017 will not be received or responded to.
Customer and Member Enquiries Manager
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details of the closure of Stambourne Road, due to commence on 22nd March
2017 for 8 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and
workforce while Essex County Council undertakes carriageway patching.
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