Consultations on library cuts will be held in several libraries across the district next week – after criticism that entire communities missed the opportunity to have their say.

Bradford Council plans to cut around £1 million from its library service next year, followed by another million the following year.

Last week consultation events were held at libraries in Wibsey, Eccleshill, Keighley, Ilkley and Shipley to inform the public of the planned changes.

But at a meeting of the Council’s Regeneration and Environment Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday Councillors criticised the process, saying it completely ignored communities like Manningham and Bingley.

At the meeting Councillor Mohammed Amran (Lab, Heaton) said: “There seems to have been no consultation in the Bradford West area. Why haven’t you consulted with the people of Heaton, Manningham and Toller? There wasn’t anything in these inner city areas. These are very diverse communities, and it is not acceptable that they have been ignored in this consultation. You need to consult with all communities, to be honest I don’t think this meets equality standards.”

Today a new wave of consultation events have been announced by the Council.

On Monday there will be events in Thornton Library at 4pm and Laisterdyke Library at 5.30pm.

On Tuesday there is an event at 4pm in Holme Wood Library and one at the same time in Manningham Library.

There will also be an event at 5.45pm on Tuesday in Bingley Library.