Consultation on the future of Southend-on-Sea Library Service 2013-2028

What do we want to know?: 

The main aims of the consultation are to:

  • inform people of the proposals to develop the library service over the next 15 years, which are contained within the draft strategy; and
  • seek views on the proposals for the future developments.

We would like your views on the proposals to develop the service for the future.  The proposals are:

  • The main library provision to be at the Forum, Southend
  • Creation of two hub libraries managed and staffed by the Council, one in the East of the town and one in the West
  • Remaining branch libraries to be offered to community groups to be run as community managed libraries, staffed by volunteers
  • The development of a virtual library
  • A range of improvements to the existing services

You can share you views with us in any of the following ways:

  • Complete the questionnaire online, following the link below
  • Visit your local library to pick up a paper copy of this questionnaire and return completed ones back to the library
  • Host your own local discussion and send us your conclusions
  • Email your comments direct to
  • Write to:
    Library Review Team
    Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
    6th Floor Civic Centre
    Victoria Avenue
    Essex, SS2 6ER



Consultation fieldwork start date10 June 2013
Consultation fieldwork end date08 September 2013
Business Group / SectionFull addressPhoneContactJob titleEmailContact numbers
PlaceCivic Centre
01702 215000 Sharon WheelerStrategy & Planning Manager (Culture) 212038