Friday, 18 November 2016

Library Campaign update

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Wood Street Library

At last week's Wood Street Ward Forum residents expressed anger at the move of the library to a new site in the Marlowe Road development. The council was unable to give any details except the existing building needs over £1m spent on it. 

It makes no sense to empty an iconic building like the Wood Street library building without having another use for it. The reality is the council's property department has been wanting to sell the site for housing for many years. They refused to hand over the adjacent redundant housing offices site to Woodside school as they would make more money selling it on the open market. Now that site has become a nondescript block of flats with the curious name of Foundery Mews.

Hopefully the community will be inspired by the Mill and takeover the building and use it as a community asset.

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