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Dalry Library

The plan for Dalry library could provide access to Connected Communities’ services and staff including library and digital services, community space and support with capacity building in communities. North Ayrshire Council will redesign how we use the space to co-locate staff teams and deliver services. We will also work with partners to deliver a variety of services from the one location. Please choose one sentence from the options below, which best describes the difference this plan will make to you.

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  • Sheena Woodside
    Sheena Woodside  • 2021-05-04 22:35:06

    Additional services are welcomed and extending opening times would be beneficial. Please keep our library section as digital does not suit everyone.

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  • Jules
    Jules  • 2021-05-04 13:39:43

    The library section must be retained but with constructive planning the building is capable of hosting a range of much needed local services that would benefit the community.

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  • JW
    JW  • 2021-05-01 20:56:44

    As long as we are guaranteed that the current library service is retained and the current opening hours - which are not that great - are retained, then having additional services in the building could be advantageous. It might save people having to traipse to Irvine to speak to a council officer and it would be excellent if it meant that the library would be open on additional days. I have always thought Dalry library was quite a big building and could be used more efficiently.

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  • John H
    John H  • 2021-04-30 23:08:43

    Leasing part of the building to a community group cannot possibly facilitate the retention of the existing services. What current services are going to be lost or reduced to enable this? There is a significant need for more community facilities in Dalry. There is no benefit in reducing vital services to provide space for what may be non essential/trivial/ limited interest purposes. Reducing the services provided by the library is stating that there is no need to even maintain the (appalling) level of services currently available in Dalry. Check the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation and consider the legally enforceable socio-economic duty of local authorities before making these decisions, which have a major impact on the quality of life of those impacted.

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  • P Stevenson
    P Stevenson  • 2021-04-29 16:33:28

    Depending on the services offered, and that changing the layout of the building doesn't impair its use as a library, this could be a positive change. Pleased to see that the plan is to keep the library open as Dalry has very few public buildings left.

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