RESIDENTS in Minchinhampton and Stonehouse have their chance to have a say on the future of libraries in the county today.

More than 600 people have already had their say on Gloucestershire County Council’s new library strategy proposals.

From 10am until 1pm people in Stonehouse are having their say at the Town Council offices and from 2.30pm until 5pm today, staff will be at Minchinhampton Library to get your views.

Those unable to attend can still fill in a questionaire available at local libraries or at

Paper versions are available in every library and staff will be on hand to help people fill in the questionnaire.

Answers to frequently asked questions by people at the road shows are now available online for people to find out more about the strategy.

The comprehensive consultation also includes a telephone survey of 1,000 randomly selected Gloucestershire households and workshops with invited groups.

Jo Grills, the county council’s Operations Director for Education, Learning and Libraries said: “I’m really pleased with the response we have received so far.

“If people want to discuss the proposals or need help with the survey, there are staff from the Council available at every roadshow. We also encourage anyone with views on libraries to email The consultation will run until March 11.