A CONSULTATION on the future of Enfield's libraries will close in a week's time.

Enfield Council is planning to make cuts to the library service budget, and is asking residents for their views.

The consultation is due to end on Sunday, October 2, and although more than 800 people have contributed so far, the council is asking for more views.

Councillor Bambos Charalambous, cabinet member for leisure services, said the council is “committed to listening to the views of local people before any decisions are taken”.

The issue caused a furore earlier this year after it was revealed finance chief Councillor Andrew Stafford had suggested to residents that “two or three” libraries could be shut.

The council has since said no decisions have been made, and no proposals have been put forward for consultation.

The consultation documents are available at all the borough's libraries, the Dugdale Centre in Enfield Town, some children's centres and leisure centres, Community House in Edmonton, John Wilkes House in Ponders End and Enfield Civic Centre.

To view it online, you can go to www.enfield.gov.uk/librariesconsultation. The council will then reveal its new plans for libraries in December.