Church Stretton Library –another consultation!


Shropshire Council received over 500 responses from residents to the consultation on the Church Stretton library service earlier this summer.


Residents said their top 3 priorities were:


Voted as Very Important by:


1: The library is accessible for all those wishing to use the facility 90.19% of residents
2 The library is located in a town centre location


84.34% of residents
3 The library offers a safe environment to all users 77.36% of residents



Shropshire Council have now published draft documents describing the new library service and the criteria they will use to select an organisation to manage this service.

They are running a further consultation from August 21st to 18th September

to ask residents if the draft documents they have drawn up reflect what people said.

This is not a user – friendly questionnaire and to respond one has to first read and cross reference:


  • The full results of the consultation
  • Proposed tender questions
  • Proposed tender scoring scheme
  • The Church Stretton Library Service Specification


This is not for the faint hearted!!


You can find all the above documents and how to respond to this consultation at


Paper copies are also available at the following locations: the library, leisure centre, Mayfair Health and Well-Being Centre, and Church Stretton Town Council’s office.


Top Tip: Keep the top 3 priorities people voted for in mind when reading these documents and keep asking yourself does the document reflect these priorities!!


 NB As Church Stretton Library Support Group will be submitting a bid to run the library in its current setting it would be inappropriate for us to let people know our views on these documents.




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