Donald Hope Library to re-open its doors

Donald Hope Library will re-open its doors on Monday 13 August following the flooding that took place in July.

The library is currently being re-carpeted after flooding left the library under 200mm of water.

The library bore the brunt of the flooding along the row of shops on the Colliers Wood High Street. Fortunately there was very little damage to library stock as the staff moved everything to higher shelves.

Donald Hope Library will be redecorated over the coming months and is scheduled to have a new counter and Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant automatic doors installed.

Councillor Maurice Groves, Cabinet Member for Community Services said:

“I would like to thank all staff involved in helping the library return to use for residents and look forward to Donald Hope Library’s new makeover.”

Ends

Notes to editors:
· Please contact us if you would like photos.
· This is the third time the carpet has been replaced due to flooding.
· The flooding was caused by the storm drain overflowing at the rear of the library and the rainwater drains for the library were unable to cope with the deluge.