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Minister praises Town Hall library

PUBLISHED: 15:09 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:16 11 April 2013

Ed Vaizey MP Minister for Culture pictured during his visit to Weston to open the Town Hall and Library.

Ed Vaizey MP Minister for Culture pictured during his visit to Weston to open the Town Hall and Library.

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WESTON’S library has been praised after a Government minister visited the new Town Hall today (Thurs).

Ed Vaizey MP, minister for culture, communications and creative industries, unveiled a plaque as he officially opened the library at lunchtime.

He praised North Somerset Council and leader Nigel Ashton for bringing together a facility that not only houses a library, but also has offers council services and deals with police enquiries.

Mr Vaizey said: “This new library is a fantastic example of the type of service we believe the public wants and also provides economic sense.

“Through working together and improving the range of services on offer, the library has not only been protected but will be more efficient in the long-term.

“North Somerset Council is a pioneering local authority and I congratulate all those involved on having the creative foresight to see this project through.”

The Town Hall opened in September and the police enquiries desk moved across the road from the police station at the beginning of 2013.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said the move had helped the council, the police and most importantly Weston people.

She said: “Having police and council enquiries handled in one central location is an innovative way to serve the people of Weston.

“I have visited the Town Hall a number of times since being elected and have been very impressed with the efficient and knowledgeable way the staff deal with a whole range of enquires.

“By working so closely with partner agencies in North Somerset, Avon and Somerset police are delivering value for money whilst maintaining a high level of public service.”

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4 comments

  • Might have guessed Mountstevens would get her name and picture in the paper. She appears in the Press nearly as much as Kim Kardashian.

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    Chris Mass

    Saturday, April 13, 2013

  • North Shower Set - a pioneering authority? He is having a larf. But on second thoughts he is spot on they ARE pioneers of closing things, demolishing things, fouling things up, letting infrastructure crumble..........................?

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    keith

    Thursday, April 11, 2013

  • Great story.... But have NSC or the Library Operatives released any like for like numbers of users in comparison with the Boulevard, eg people through the doors or numbers of those loaning books etc??? Surely this would be the generator of deciding whether this move has been successful or not?

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    TrueWestonian

    Thursday, April 11, 2013

  • Ed who? Never heard of him, I guess he ran out of things to do and fancied a day at the seaside to see the old pier.

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    DA

    Thursday, April 11, 2013

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