Libraries and halls consultation resumes

Brodick Hall.

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Consultation is set to resume on how community facilities operate in future across North Ayrshire.

This will mark the third stage of the comprehensive consultation, ensuring residents have a real voice in how libraries, community centres and halls deliver their services.

The proposals include the future use of Brodick Hall and Arran Library and the provision of early years classes by Brodick Nursery.

The consultation states: ‘North Ayrshire Council will progress discussions regarding a lease or a community asset transfer, building opportunities around future redesign of services and nursery provision.’

The emphasis of the proposals is to ensure that these vital services continue to be delivered in communities across North Ayrshire and people are now being invited to view and comment on the plans.

A major element of this consultation will be how to best deliver library, community centres and halls in a post-Covid world.

Due to current lockdown restrictions, face-to-face consultation will not be possible, however, everyone will get the chance to take part.

The safest, most effective way to gather everyone’s views is online.

Until May 5, anyone can view and comment on the proposals at

Those who cannot access the online consultation can e mail: or call the Council on 01294 310000 and hold ‘for all other enquiries’ and a time will be set up to call the person back and go through the consultation.

The phone line will be open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, between April 6 and May 6.

Details of the consultation will also be issued alongside Council Tax letters to ensure no-one misses out.