Save Baildon Library
A short questionnaire was administered, both online via the Baildon Town Council (BTC) website and in paper format in the library, to:
- inform library users that Bradford Council will be cutting a further £1million from Bradford Libraries in 2020/21;
- advise library users that this reduction in funding will have a significant impact on all libraries in Bradford, including Baildon;
- ask them to tell BTC how they use Baildon Library and what it means to them.
The questionnaire was available to be completed between Friday 6 September and Friday 27 September 2019. In 3 weeks BTC received 680 responses, 382 electronic forms were submitted online and 298 paper copies were submitted in the library.
Click on the following link to find out what people who completed the survey had to say about Baildon Library:
The results of the collated questionnaires are as follows:
What is your age group?
What is your postcode?
How do you travel to the library?
How often do you visit Baildon Library?
- 2-3 times per week;
- Every second month;
- When I need a new book;
- No set pattern but regularly.
What services do you use in the library?
'Other' activities included:
- Researching Family History;
- Accessing the Music Collection;
- Visiting the children's area;
- Spending time with grandchildren;
- Coming to Local History Society events.
When you come to the library, do you visit other places in the village e.g. for shopping and coffee?
Library users commented that they visit:
- General shops;
- Cafes, pubs and restaurants;
- Community gardens;
- Doctors/ pharmacist;
- Hairdressers/ beauticians;
- Post Office;