The survey has now closed and we want to thank everyone who took the time to complete and submit their responses.

The information gathered will play a vital role in the future provision of these vital services and we will keep you informed as the process continues.

Once again, thank you for your time.

Message from Mark Smith, Strategic Commissioner for Environment:

I want to thank all who have taken the time to either attend a workshop or fill in the online survey. Your efforts have helped us to clarify the position we need to take to ensure libraries, leisure, culture and open spaces services we provide are efficient, cost effective and of high value.

We have listened to our residents, our staff and our Trade Union Colleagues, all of whom have engaged in this process and who use the services under review on a daily basis. By listening to these views and ideas, we have seen the passion people have for these services and the need for them to be sustained for the future.

We now feel it is only right that we ensure the effort and feedback people have provided is given due and thorough consideration in developing the business case for a future model of service delivery.

We will now take the considerable amount of work that has been undertaken and give it our full consideration to explore new ways of working and delivering services that are efficient, cost effective and of a high quality that meets the needs of our residents.

In November, we will take a report to Cabinet which describes the extensive feedback we have received on this programme and, over the next few months, we will continue to investigate all of the ideas we have received and make sure every option is looked at in detail as we continue to develop the business case.

We want to get this right. We want to make sure that all information gathered, from consultants, Trade Unions, staff and the public is used to shape the direction of these services so that it addresses the pledges in the Wirral Plan 2020 so our residents receive the services they need and deserve.

As we move forward we will keep you informed of the process.