A WREXHAM County Borough Councillor for Chirk is urging residents to attend an upcoming consultation event regarding the town’s library.

Councillor Terry Evans is hoping Chirk residents can turn up to Chirk Library for the event on Thursday, October 17.

The consultation, hosted by Wrexham County Borough Council, is hoping to gather residents’ views as they look to review the way in which library services are delivered across the region.

The review comes after cuts in funding for the council which have prompted a review of some services across the county.

Cllr Evans said he hopes the event is well attended by those who use the library, and believes it is a good service for the community.

He said: “There is a full consultation for the libraries across the county.

“I suppose all options are being considered at the moment with regards to changes that might be made.

“I do hope people turn out on October 17 and support their library.

“It is the case that a lot of services are being scrutinised at the moment because of a lack of funding.

“The library is a brilliant service for people in Chirk and for any community like ours.

“It has a specific section for schoolchildren there, so it’s important for the youth of the town.”

WCBC’s lead member for youth services and anti-poverty, Cllr Andrew Atkinson, said: “In light of the financial challenges we face, we will – unfortunately – have to make a number of changes to our library services, to make sure they remain viable and sustainable well into the future.

“But as well as having to make changes in line with cuts, some of the planned changes will make the service more convenient and accessible for library users.

“And there is also the possibility that Contact Wrexham services could be integrated with libraries.

“But we need the public’s views on all of the above to let us know which way to proceed – as such, I would encourage all library users, and communities, to take part in the consultation and make their views known.”

The consultation will take place between 3pm and 5pm on October 17 at the library, while other Wrexham libraries will host similar events through the month.