Are the staff paid employees or have their jobs been taken by volunteers

Madeley Library opening times

Chris Showell, you were unlucky in the times you chose to try and visit. The old times are still prominently displayed and the new notice is very small. (Surely a larger one with bold print could have been put up?) Anyway, when I found them I wrote down the new times, which are: Mon, Tues and Thurs: 10am - 5pm; Sat 10am - 1pm; Wed and Fri closed.

Re assets

Most of the library assets remain ours. The books, the public access PC’s, the self-serve machines etc will all continue to be owned by Telford & Wrekin Council.

Opening hours

Changes in library opening hours came in on 3 January. Temporary notices showing these are displayed in all libraries, at Madeley library these are displayed on the ground floor. New permanent notices showing the amended opening hours are on order and will replace the existing signage shortly. Sorry for any inconvenience this caused.

Library open ok hours.

I checked on line the other Saturday for Madeley opening hours and it said 10 am~4 pm I was there, at 1.15 to find it closed. Last Friday it was closed when I went back, after two visits, at 10.30. I know different opening hours,were in the pipeline but maybe a notice would be a good idea to save wasted time in this cold weather.


Could you confirm if all the assets (Pc equipment / Books / Physical Building/Site) are just being "Given" to these new community organisations or are they paying for them.If Given - How much actual value is being given away?If Not "Given" what % of current value is being returned to Telford & Wrekin Council to offset the government cuts in order to provide much needed services?