Whitnash urged to vote in library poll

A VOTE to decide Whitnash library’s future opening times has been criticised as “inconspicuous”.

Warwickshire County Council is asking users to choose between two sets of opening times - one with opening times on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9.30am to 1pm, from Wednesdays to Fridays from 11.30am to 4.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm, the other from Mondays to Wednesdays from 10.30am to 5pm, closure on Thursdays and open on Fridays from 10.30am to 4pm and on Saturdays from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

At Whitnash town council last week, county councillor Bernard Kirton described the consultation as “inconspicuous” while Cllr Tony Heath said it was “offensive” that only 100 forms had been provided.

Cllr Siobhan Mulherin said they should be given out at schools and elderly people’s clubs to increase the response.

Cllr Rob Margrave called for opening on Saturdays and Sundays when people are not at work while Cllr Brian Smart supported a modified second option with late opening on a Tuesday.