Monday, 28 March 2011

Whitton Library Consultation - Council seeking your views

Residents in the Whitton and Heathfield area are being asked how they think the Whitton Library building could be improved.  

The Council wants to hear from local residents where improvements would make most difference to their use of the library.  This could be better disabled access, improved lighting or new public toilet facilities. 

Following the closure of Heathfield Library and the opening of the Library Access Point at Whitton Community Centre, the larger Whitton Library is due to have some renovation.

Cllr Pamela Fleming, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Communities, said:

“Now that Heathfield Library has closed we want to ensure that the nearby Whitton library provides services in a building that users enjoy using and utilise frequently.

“We would like to hear what people would like to see improved. For example, do they want to improve the layout inside, different furniture or signage.

“Like all other boroughs, Richmond upon Thames is facing a challenging financial situation and we can’t promise to do everything that people suggest. However, it is important that the library complements the local Heathfield Library Access Point and offers an alternative venue for residents to borrow books, have access to local information, internet access and regular events such as story time, book readings and workshops.”

If you would like to submit your views, by going to http://www.richmond.gov.uk/home/council_government_and_democracy/council/civic-offices/departments/communications/press_office/press_releases/march_2011_press_releases/residents_views_on_how_to_improve_whitton_library.htm or by using the comments board inside the library. The consultation begins on the 4th April until the 21st April.