Update - May 2018


Following the Cabinet Committee meeting held on 9th May, the committee considered and endorsed the recommendations to the Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory services and the Cabinet Member will now take the decision to implement the following;

(i) The decision to implement and publish revised opening hours for the archive search room at Kent History and Library Centre; and

(ii) For the LRA service to progress to inform customers of these changes.


For full details, please see the Report of the final decision by clicking here, or accessing a copy from the Summary of Results section below.



Update - May 2018


We would like to thank everyone who took part in this consultation.    The Consultation Report is now available to view in the Summary of Results section below.   This Report will be discussed at the Growth, Economic Development and Communities  Cabinet Committee on Wednesday 9th May at 10 am.    If you would like further details of this meeting or to view the webcast, please click here.




Kent County Council is seeking your views on proposed changes to the archive search room opening hours at the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone. 

More information on our proposal is available in the consultation document, which can be found in the 'Consultation Documents' section below.


Have your say

No decisions have been made on the proposal at this stage and we are keen to hear all your views. Please fill in the online questionnaire, which is available in the 'Respond to this Consultation' section below.


This consultation closes  on Monday 12th March 2018.


Alternative formats: If you require any of the consultation material in an alternative format or language please email alternativeformats@kent.gov.uk or call 03000 421553 (text relay service number: 18001 03000 421553). This number goes to an answering machine, which is monitored during office hours.

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This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    5 Feb 2018 at 09:00
  • Closed
    12 Mar 2018 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    02 May 2018

Summary of Results



Consulting Organisation Type Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Gravesham, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Shepway, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells
Consultation Topic General interest, Libraries and archives
Consultation Methods Online survey / questionnaire / forms, Other survey / questionnaire / forms
Contact Details

Email: libraries@kent.gov.uk