Library hours change poll

ANGUS library users have been polled for their views on new opening hours.

For the past two weeks, customers have been asked to fill in a short survey indicating their preferred half day closing. They have also been quizzed about a 10 a.m. opening, and earlier closing times on certain weekdays to concentrate service on the busiest times at each of Angus Council’s seven burgh libraries.

The proposal to change library opening hours reflected the feedback from Angus Council’s 2012-13 budget consultation which revealed that 74 per cent of respondents agreed that hours of council-run facilities should be reduced to reflect pattern of business. The new timetable will come into service on Monday, April 2.

Sponsors wanted

ANGUS Council is set to promote town gateways sponsorship opportunities across the county.

Other local authorities have generated income from similar sponsorship packages and the council’s infrastructure services committee has agreed to engage the services of a specialist company to source sponsors and manage all of the associated work.

Under such an arrangement the council would not incur any costs and would receive limited income, the level of which would depend upon the sponsorship levels achieved.

The council has identified 12 town gateways sites that can be marketed for sponsorship. Expressions of interest from interested companies will be invited.