WARWICKSHIRE’s library consultation is in full swing with more than 1,000 residents expressing their views on the future opening hours of the county’s libraries.

So far, the four-week consultation period has attracted almost 700 online survey responses and nearly 500 written survey responses.

The consultation period, which started on Monday, November 14 and runs until Sunday, December 11, is asking local people to decide on the opening hours of libraries in the county including Shipston.

The public consultation document is available in paper and electronic formats and the majority vote from the public will decide the future opening hours of the library with the new opening hours being introduced from March 31, 2012.

This is a part of the general financial savings, where Warwickshire County Council must cut spending by more than £70 million over the next three years.

For more information visit warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries or libraryconsult.wordpress.com.