Not strictly gardening but I know that many of us use our local libraries for both pleasure and research.
When faced with cutbacks, our local authorities do seem to prefer to cut Library hours, close down small ones and do away with the Mobile Library service. Despite evidence from other countries with thriving Libraries which charge for this service, the UK seems oddly antagonistic to this idea.
Our own local service is under threat yet again, particularly the Mobile service and we have until January to make our representations.
I know that I would prefer to pay a subscription to use any library service but surprisingly even some Library staff seem to think this completely out of the question. People can't afford it is the stock answer - even apparently 25 pence per week.
If anyone would like to take a few minutes to just respond to the following I'd be very grateful.....
Would you pay for a library service ?
If so, do you think it fairer to charge an annual subscription or to charge per item or visit ?
How far do you live from a Library ?
Do you make use of a mobile service ?
Age........rough nothing specific..........say "under 30"...."30 to 60 " or "60 plus".
Any other related comments welcome.
Thanks very much