An investigation is underway into how the pandemic has impacted on young children’s use of libraries and museums in Bolton.

As such Bolton Libraries and Museums Service is now asking for parents, family members and childminders to come forward and give their view on how their children have been affected.

This will help the service to shape new sessions for young children in future now that restrictions have eased.

A council statement said: “Bolton Libraries and Museums Service would like to understand the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on young children and their families.

“As a parent, family member or childminder of a child under five, your views will help us to understand the effects of the pandemic and help us to offer baby and toddler sessions, and early years services and support for children under five.”

The final report based on the survey’s finding may be published publicly, but no personal details from respondents will be made public.

The report will ultimately be used to help with the early years recovery programme, which aims to restore services for young children to their pre-pandemic status across the borough.

To take part in the survey, go to the active consultations section on Bolton Council’s website or click here