Talks on youth services and libraries in Somerset
THE future of youth services, minor road maintenance and libraries is being discussed by Somerset County Council this month.
Parish, town and district councils, as well as voluntary organisations, have been invited to meet County Council members and officers to discuss services that the community have an interest in.
These meetings are the next round of Local Choices events, which began in February and March this year.
It is hoped they will lead to further discussions on areas where local communities might be able to help.
Councillor Bob Little, cabinet member for customers and communities, said: "We're continuing the conversation we started with communities earlier this year.
"There are lots of opportunities to shape the services as the communities would like to see them, but we need to make sure that we get it right between us.
"We'll be exploring how we can jointly support working with young people, promote the newly launched Community Warden scheme, where a handyperson can undertake minor but important works such as gully clearing and cleaning and painting signs, and discussing libraries – for example, whether we can we share use of libraries with other organisations or make them more of a community hub."