RESIDENTS have the final chance to make their opinions heard on plans to change library services in Conwy.

Conwy County Borough Council will close its survey on the Library and Information 2021-2026, which sets out its approach to improving library services, at the end of this week.

The draft strategy includes relocating Colwyn Bay Library to the local authority building at Coed Pella, plans for a community hub in the west end of Abergele and outreach services in rural communities.

Over recent years, it has been a council priority to develop libraries into community hubs that provide a wide range of services and activities, including Conwy Culture Centre, more varied library opening hours, mobile library routes and the establishment of five community libraries.

The draft Library and Information Strategy 2021-26 states council priorities during the period will be to:

• Contribute to the delivery of the Conwy Culture Strategy through supporting an active programme of cultural activities

• Participate in a feasibility study, identified as part of the master plan, for a community hub in the west end of Abergele

• Bring Conwy Council customer facing services in Colwyn Bay together, by assessing the potential for relocating Colwyn Bay Library to Coed Pella

• Continue the development of Conwy Culture Centre

• Evaluate the Community Library model after five years in existence. Agree a sustainable model for the next five years in partnership with town and community councils

• Continue to work in partnership with health and social care to explore the range of opportunities library spaces and resources provide to support mental health and wellbeing

• Increase the use of technology to improve access to Council information services.

• Develop services for communities that are remote from Council services, by using the Mobile and Home Library.

The consultation ends on July 18.

Conwy County residents can take part by clicking here.