Have your say about our opening hours

New SearchroomIt’s hard not to be aware of the cuts being made to public services across the country.  Within the County Council,  Derbyshire’s Libraries & Heritage division, which includes the Record Office, has to make cuts of £290,000 this year.

In order to achieve this, there is a proposal to reduce the Record Office’s opening hours by closing a day a week and being open on fewer Saturdays.  Reducing our opening hours will help contribute up to £125,000 towards the division’s target.

We are carrying out a public consultation about reducing our opening hours, so if you use the Record Office, please help us by taking part.  You can do so by filling in our short online survey or by completing a paper questionnaire when you’re at the Record Office.  The consultation finishes on 6 November; please do take part and let us know what you think.

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4 thoughts on “Have your say about our opening hours

  1. Hi,
    Cutting the opening hours on Saturdays means restricting access to working people which will lead to less use of the service and therefore more risk of cuts or closure. I’m from Sheffield so I’m not a Derbyshire tax payer and maybe not entitled to comment, but I would like to visit your archive, however the half day opening on Saturday has put me off because when I come I’d like a full day to make it more worthwhile. I’m having to wait until I can arrange a day off work to visit midweek. If you limit the number of Saturdays could you at least open 9:30 to 5pm please?
    Regards,
    Richard.

    • Hi Richard,

      Many thanks for your comments. Have you also filled in our online survey? The survey is for everyone who uses, or wants to use, the Record Office and it doesn’t matter where you live, so please do fill it in if you haven’t already. If we find that longer opening on a Saturday is a theme that comes through from our survey responses, then that will be a strong argument for making that change.

      Sarah

  2. Hi everyoneI’m having trouble accessing the online survey.CheersLyn Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:00:58 +0000To: lyn_james99@hotmail.comFrom: comment-reply@wordpress.comSubject: [New post] Have your say about our opening hours

    WordPress.com

    Sarah Chubb posted: “It’s hard not to be aware of the cuts being made to public services across the country. Within the County Council, Derbyshire’s Libraries & Heritage division, which includes the Record Office, has to make cuts of £290,000 this year.

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    • Hi Lyn,
      I have just noticed the problem as well and will get the link updated asap. You should be able to access the survey here Apologies that it didn’t work first time.
      Thanks for taking a look and letting us know,
      Becky

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