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Longer-term, evidence-based sustainable planning toolkit

Toolkit to support those looking at longer-term, evidence-based sustainable planning.


Annex B: useful datasets

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This toolkit is currently in ‘beta’; which means this is the first version. Some parts of the toolkit are developed more than others. We intend to add more detail and examples over time, based on what users tell us they need. During this beta phase, we’ll be continually testing and improving the toolkit. We’re looking for feedback. Please let us know your thoughts by emailing us on

This toolkit is designed to support portfolio holders, senior officers, council transformation teams, and library service managers. It is designed to help users to undertake, or contribute to, a robust, objective and evidence-based analysis of local need and develop a strategy to deliver a library service that will meet the needs of their local communities.

The toolkit was developed by the Local Government Association on behalf of the Libraries Taskforce.

Published 30 August 2017
Last updated 14 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Shared services expanded
  2. First published.