Council Cuts Threaten Mickleover Library

February 9, 2016 12:12 PM

Cllr Hilary Jones and Mickleover campaigners Maggie Hird and Peter Barker at Mickleover Library

Derby's Labour Council have started a consultation on the future of the city's library service.

There will be cuts - and our Library is likely to be one of the cuts unless we all do something about it.

Chair of Mickleover Library Users Group, Maggie Hird said, "We all need to let the council know we want to keep Mickleover library open.

"The library is not just a place where you can borrow books. It's a community service that we all need to fight for. There are very few local facilities here in Mickleover for residents young and old."

Currently, Mickleover residents can use their library to borrow a wide range of books - including large print and audio books. You can use it to learn a language or how to use a computer. There are computers you can borrow and quiet rooms to work in. Local councillors and police both hold surgeries in the meeting rooms there. The Library is a vital hub for Mickleover.

We could lose our Library in the next round of cuts.

You can have your say online or by post. Simply visit the online survey at or pick up a questionnaire from any Derby City Council library, leisure centre, children's centre or at the Council House. The results of the consultation will be considered in summer 2016.

Maggie Hird said"We all need to tell the council how much our library means to the people of Mickleover. Please don't leave it to other people - they may be leaving it to you!"