Save Highbridge Library
The County Council want to close Highbridge Library. They are putting forward two options:
Provide library services either by local people running the library, or by outreach e.g. using internet work stations, using other venues.

You can comment on these options by going to http://somersetlibraries.co.uk/consultation/ and filling in the County Council’s consultation before June 13th. Paper copies are also available at any library. You will also find background information on the website.

We believe Highbridge Library should stay open. We believe its usage is low because its hours have been cut to only 9.5 a week and it has limited facilities. In addition we believe Highbridge has particular needs for a library.
• Highbridge has high rates of child poverty – 35.66% after housing costs are taken into account.
• A high proportion of adults have no qualifications – 21.3% in 2011 census.
• Only 36% of people have access to the internet.
• There will be a big population increase in the next 10 years, 1291 houses expected to be built, with a new Primary school.

Access to a library is essential and we believe the library should stay and it should have trained staff.

If we are to get the County Council to change its mind we need evidence that people want the library to remain. Please take a few minutes to fill in this survey. To do so, just put a mark in the box alongside any statement that applies.

Email address *
Your name *
e.g. Janice Fenton
Your answer
1. I know that Highbridge has a library *
2. I use: *
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3. I know that: *
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4. I already order books etc. online or by using the app. *
5. Now I know that it is possible, I will order books etc. online or by using the app. *
6. If I did this, I would prefer to pick up my order at *
7. I would use Highbridge Library if: *
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Following Q 7, Please add any further comments or additional points
Your answer
8. I think Highbridge Library should remain open with trained staff *
Following Q 8, please add any reasons that support your response.
Your answer
About you
To see how representative of the community the responses we receive are, please answer the following. Again mark any of the boxes below that apply to you:
9. I am: *
10. I am: *
11. I am:
12. I am: *
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13. I live in: *
Your details (Optional)
If you wish to join our campaign, please give your contact details below: They will not be shared with any other organisation.
Phone Number
Your answer
Address: House, Street, Town
Your answer
Post Code
Your answer
Thank you for your help
If you prefer to complete the survey on paper, then you should find a copy, which has also been distributed in printed form inside copies of "Local Reach".
If you have a printed copy, there are details of how this is to be collected and phone numbers should it not be collected by the end of May 2018.
Published by the Save Highbridge Library Campaign. Paper copy also Printed and published by the Save Highbridge Library Campaign. We can also be contacted by email at savehighbridgelibrary@gmail.com
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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