People are invited to have their say on a consultation which will review how library services to remote locations are delivered.

The seven-week consultation by Essex County Council closes on November 6, so people are encouraged to have their say.

Councillor Sue Barker, responsible for libraries, said: “We have had a really positive response so far, but we want to make sure as many people as possible get the chance to comment on our ideas.

“This is your chance to have your say and share your own ideas on how mobile libraries, community-run libraries and volunteers delivering to people’s doors can reach more remote places, and ultimately create a service that is a better fit with people’s lives. All views and ideas will be considered, and the results will be reported to our cabinet in January when a decision will be made.”

With the number of people using mobile libraries falling by almost 50 per cent in the past seven years and seven of the fleet of nine vehicles coming to the end of their working lives, it was decided to look again at how these services are delivered.

Adults, organisations and children can find all the information they need to respond online at There is a separate survey for children and young people. Paper surveys are available to pick up at any mobile library or library.