Wickersley Library investment set to begin

Wickersley Library

In our budget last year, we set out Labour’s plan to invest £1.4 million to improve libraries across the borough. And despite the challenges of Covid over the last year, that work is already underway.

Works at Wickersley are expected to begin from February 22nd which means that the library will be out of public use from that point, including for Call and Collect services, until they are concluded.

The additional investment will fund a new reception counter, ICT and study space, cafe area, smart screen and projector, and new furniture to allow flexible use of the space.

Labour’s budget proposals for the coming year also include a commitment to reverse cuts to the Libraries Book Fund, which will mean more newer books available to library users. And of course we’ve already scrapped library fines.

We want to see thriving, modern libraries that serve our communities, and we’re looking forward to seeing ours after its facelift. Sadly that’s in contrast to the approach that the Tories have taken nationally, making cuts that have closed 800 libraries across the country.

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