Library refurbishment set to begin
PUBLISHED: 13:00 30 January 2013
WORK to refurbish a village library will start this spring after a planning application was approved.
Following the success of North Somerset Council’s application, Winscombe Library will be modernised and have its layout and access improved.
The work at the site in Woodborough Road is expected to take between 14-16 weeks to complete.
Work is expected to begin in late February or early March and will be finished in July.
It will include a full refurbishment of the building’s interior with improved shelving, furniture and seating, and self-service facilities, an extra computer and public wi-fi.
A small library service will be available at the village community centre in Sandford Road while the work is being carried out, with library users able to use their cards to borrow and return items as usual.
One lane on Woodborough Road will be closed off for work to be done on the front of the library.
Temporary traffic lights will be installed while alterations to outside of the building are done, with the external work expected to be completed within four to five weeks.
The council’s executive member for libraries, Felicity Baker, said: “We are extremely pleased that the planning application has been approved and we can begin the work to refurbish this highly regarded public facility.
“Winscombe Community Association has kindly allowed us to use a room at the community centre so we can ensure local residents still have access to the library service whilst building work is being carried out.
“I would like send my thanks to local businesses in Winscombe for showing their support for this project so far.”
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