RESIDENTS are being encouraged to have their say as a consultation over the future of Wrexham's libraries continues.

Wrexham Council is inviting anyone who has not yet put their views forward to have their say - either via an online consultation survey or at one of the forthcoming roadshows where questions can be asked to council officers.

So far the authority's roadshows - held at the public libraries and other community venues, have seen more than 350 people attend.

Andrew Atkinson, lead member for libraries, said: “Wrexham Council is facing its toughest financial challenges in living memory and we have some difficult decisions to make.

“Quite rightly, residents have been putting our proposals under the microscope, and council officers have appreciated the opportunity to meet people face to face to explain our ideas and suggestions.

“If you haven’t already, please read the Shaping the Future of Wrexham Library Service document and make sure that you take the opportunity to have your say.”

Shân Cooper, libraries lead, said: “Public libraries are important, so it’s crucial that we hear from as many local people as possible.

“I am delighted that so many have filled in the consultation forms and come to our meetings, but there is still time for those who haven’t yet had the opportunity to have their say.

“I encourage as many people as possible to go online or pick up a paper copy of the consultation paper from their local library, and let us know what they think.”

The consultation closes on Saturday, November 30 and there are a number of roadshows coming up this month, the details for which are as follows:

Canolfan Glyn Ceiriog in Glyn Ceiriog (10am until noon. Wednesday, November 6), Tŷ Pawb in Wrexham (11am until 2pm, Thursday, November 7), Brymbo Enterprise Centre (10am until noon, Monday, November 11), Plas Madoc Leisure Centre in Plas Madoc (5pm until 7pm, Tuesday, November 12), Rhostyllen in the Mobile Library (2pm until 4pm, Thursday, November 14), Holt in the Mobile Library (9.45am until noon, Friday, November 15) and Caia Park Partnership in Caia Park (11am until 1pm, Thursday, November 15).