Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) wants to know your views about the proposed relocation from the current library building to the Abbey Advice and Resource Centre (The Abbey Centre). 

Daventry Library currently occupies a former school building in the town centre which is owned by Daventry District Council (DDC).

The current site is in a poor condition and is no longer an ideal venue for Library Services. DDC would like to develop the site, which has led to the need for NCC to look for alternative premises for the library. DDC has offered NCC the use of most of the ground floor of the Abbey Centre, which is less than half a mile away from the current library building. 

The Abbey Centre is a purpose built facility which is shared by voluntary sector partners who provide services that could be complimented by the services offered in the library.

Although the floor space at the Abbey Centre is slightly smaller than the current site the layout will be planned by a professional library designer to maximise usage of the space. We believe the relocation to the Abbey Centre will be beneficial and will be better than the current location. The public library area will be in one open, brighter space which will be more easily accessed.

DDC have offered to pay for the refit and refurbishment of the proposed new library space within the Abbey Centre. Moving to an alternative location would mean that NCC would have to fund any refit or refurbishment to make it fit for purpose to be used as a library.

Please tell us your views by completing this questionnaire. Alternatively, you can submit your comments using the comment box in the Library or speak to Library staff at planned information sessions. Please see our website for details of when these sessions will be held.

If you require assistance in completing this questionnaire, please speak to a member of Library staff.

Your feedback will be used to help us have a better understanding of people’s views on the relocation of the library. Your feedback will be part of a report with many other people’s feedback, so you will not be personally identified.

You do not have to answer all of the questions. If you don’t want to answer a question, or don’t know the answer, then move on to the next question.

Please see our website for further information including a copy of the equality impact assessment.
 
If you have any queries, comments or would like a copy of this survey in another format (including a paper copy, easy read or large print) you can contact us by email, post or telephone. Our contact details are as follows:

Email address: consult@northamptonshire.gov.uk
Postal address: Consultation, Equalities and Accessibility Team, BIPM, Northamptonshire County Council, One Angel Square, Angel Street, Northampton NN1 1ED
Telephone: 0300 126 1000

The deadline for completing this survey is 5pm on Sunday 11 November 2018. 

Thank you for helping us by completing this questionnaire.

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