Library public information meetings to take place in December

Merton s library refurbishment programme will be the subject of discussion at two public information meetings, due to take place on 1 & 8 December.

The venues for the meetings are Mitcham and Morden library respectively.

Both meetings commence at 7.00pm,and will give members of Merton s community a comprehensive overview of the progress that has been made in relation to the temporary closures at Morden and Wimbledon libraries.

The impending refurbishment of Mitcham library scheduled for 3 January will also be covered at the two meetings.

At present the 1st floor of Morden library is closed for essential refurbishment work, as is the entire library in Wimbledon.

The 1st floor of Morden Library will be re-opened before Christmas, however refurbishments on the ground floor are set to start on 3 January.

A staggered phase of refurbishments has enabled Merton Council to keep Morden open in a partial capacity.

Wimbledon Library will reopen its doors on 17 January.

Good news on the horizon is the reference area of Wimbledon library reopening 7 November. The People s Network Area opening will follow on 21 November.

Councillor Mickey Spacey, Cabinet member for Community Services and Community Engagement said:

I d strongly urge people to attend the two meetings that we re holding, as this will be the perfect forum to voice any concerns they have about the current refurbishment programme.

They ll also be able to view visuals and get a feel for the contemporary, spacious and comfortable facilities that will be available to them.

I d like to impress, this is a short term project with very tangible long term benefits