Thursday, 15 March 2018

Whitton Library Refurbishment Running to Schedule

Cllrs Gareth Elliott and Grant Healy
and candidate Sophie Lister
Whitton Library is on track to reopen next month following a refurbishment programme that will ensure it is accessible to all.


Since January, the Library has been closed to enable much-needed work to be undertaken on the interior layout and environment of the library. Improvements include roof repairs, ceiling replacement, the installation of new lighting, and a much needed fully accessible entrance door. 

The interior has been revitalised with the introduction of new shelving, display units, a study area with computers, comfortable seating and space for activities and events. The children’s area has been given a complete makeover, including a new StoryWall with a cheery woodland theme.

If the works remain on schedule, the library will re-open on Tuesday 4 April 2018.

Cllr David Linnette, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and the Voluntary Sector, visited the library yesterday to see the improvement works, he said:

“Our libraries team and contractors have been working around the clock to ensure that these improvements are delivered to time.

“The improved library will provide a well-equipped flexible space which will be suitable for leisure and study purposes as well as a meeting place for the local community.

“One of the most important changes is the new door to the library. Whilst this might seem like a small thing – the door is suitable for those with disabilities to be able to open. This is key in ensuring our libraries are accessible to all.”

Sophie Lister, Conservative Candidate for Whitton added: 

“Whitton library is a fantastic asset for the local community and I am delighted to see that our Conservative Council is investing in our local library. I can’t wait to the new look and much improved features.”