Issue details

To open the libraries at Leintwardine, Peterchurch, Weobley, Belmont, Colwall, Kington and Bromyard for public access

The above sites have been closed for public access during the Covid-19 pandemic. Bromyard has also been closed due to building related issues. In line with previous government guidance, a click and collect service has been available at Leintwardine, Belmont, Colwall and Kington.

To ensure staff and customer safety, Herefordshire Council has been adopting a phased reintroduction of its library service to the public, firstly with the introduction of a click and collect service and then with the gradual re-opening of its sites for public access. With the removal by the government of all remaining legal restrictions on Monday 19 July, re-opening the above sites from week beginning 26 July will mean that all of Herefordshire’s 11 libraries will be open for public access once more as Hereford, Ross, Leominster and Ledbury libraries are already open to the public.

Use of the libraries and any issues that arise will be monitored prior to a further phase of re-opening to restore the opening hours to pre-Covid restrictions levels.

Herefordshire Library Service has worked with the relevant other Council Departments to ensure due process is followed to provide the service in a manner that is safe for staff and customers.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/07/2021

Decision due: 22 July 2021 by Director of Economy and Place

Contact: Jon Chedgzoy, Museum, Libraries and Archieves Manager Email: