JUST over two weeks remain for people to have their say on controversial changes to the county's libraries.

The Advertiser recently reported that Worcestershire County Council originally planned to slash £1 million from the county's library budget over the next three years but announced it would now be reducing the cut to £800,000.

At the time councillor Simon Geraghty, leader of the county council, said no budget was ever cast in stone and the council realised the budget cut was "too high" after speaking with the public.

The future of some libraries in and around Redditch are in doubt after ranking low on a review of need by the county council.

Woodrow and Alvechurch libraries ranked low in an assessment of Worcestershire’s 23 libraries and both could see big changes or even closure.

However, Redditch library, in the town centre, provides the most value for money out of all the county's libraries.

Meanwhile in Bromsgrove there are fears Rubery Library could see services scaled back or completely closed.

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, cabinet member for communities, said: "We've had more than 1,200 responses so far to the consultation which is great.

"We also had around 800 people come along to our drop-in sessions at each of our libraries that we visited before and after Christmas.

"With only two weeks to go, if you haven't already taken part in the consultation, then please make sure you do so you can have your say on the future of our libraries."

The consultation, which can be found online here, has been extended until Thursday, February 28.

Alternatively, if anyone wants to send their comments in by email, send them to librariesconsultation@worcestershire.gov.uk

A final decision on the future of libraries will be made in June 2019.