Council ask West Barnes residents what they want for their library

Merton Council is progressing plans to develop and improve West Barnes Library following initial positive feedback from local residents.

West Barnes

The council is carrying out further consultation with the local community on what facilities they would like to see in a new improved West Barnes library on the same site. The consultation will take place from 12 September to 24 October 2014. Residents can give their feedback on the council website or by filling out a questionnaire available at West Barnes or any other Merton library.

Carried out over the last three years, the initial consultation formed part of the council’s broader Sites and Policies Development Plan and a number of positive comments were received from local residents in support of a new improved library to include a community hall, public toilets and a larger library floor.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for community and culture Councillor Nick Draper said: ‘I’m delighted that the local community has already shown its support for our plans to develop West Barnes Library in our consultations to date. It’s important that we get feedback from as many residents as possible in this formal consultation so that we can make sure that our future library is a place for residents to enjoy for many generations to come. Our amazing libraries team in Merton is always thinking ahead and adapting the service to the needs of our residents as well as making the most of the many skills of our essential volunteers. I look forward to seeing further feedback from as many people as possible on West Barnes Library.’

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