Give it a go at Pollards Hill library

The brand new Pollards Hill library opens its doors next Monday 17 August and marks the start of a fun-filled fortnight of activities and courses for the whole family.

‘Give it a go’ fortnight offers adults and children the chance to get involved in skills based and creative courses at the new library – all for free.

For all those stylish and creative sparks, the Fashion and Media course on 26 and 28 August from 10am-12pm gives a taste of what’s in store for the upcoming 30-week course. With expertise from an ex-Marie Claire editor, learners get a sneak peek at the Autumn/ Winter 09 styles while improving numeracy and literary skills at the same time.

To beat the recession, ‘Money Counts’ on 18 August is the perfect place for saving tips and helpful advice on budgeting and how to get shopping basket bargains.

The free sessions will run right up until 28 August and range widely from family fun with dough making and t-shirt design to English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and IT skills.

Cabinet member for housing and community services, Councillor Linda Scott said: “‘Give it a go’ fortnight means that Pollards Hill residents have an exciting opportunity to try out some of these great free courses in the terrific surroundings of their brand new library. Following major investment from both the Big Lottery Fund and Merton council, the revamped library now has ideal facilities for these kinds of activities. It’s a really promising start for Pollards Hill library and I look forward to seeing the local community benefiting in many ways in the future.”

The full list of courses is available at To book a place or for more information, email or call 020 8274 5741.