Open day set to celebrate new Cotgrave Library

Published 20th November 2018

Staff and customers will be celebrating the opening of their new library in Cotgrave with our official opening celebrations on Saturday 24 November with special guests including local celebrity – Gary Bell QC, the Asda fork lift driver and Pork Farm production line worker turned celebrity barrister and author.

The open day will take place from 10am with the official ribbon cutting taking place at 10.45am by the Vice Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council Culture and Place Committee, Councillor Kevin Rostance. Councillor John Cottee will also be in attendance and there’ll be a children’s storytelling session…and cake!
Approximate running order for the day is as follows;
10.15am - Welcome and introduction by Inspire CEO, Peter Gaw
10.20am - Response by Cllr. John Cottee
10.25am - Gary Bell QC - author and former resident of Cotgrave
10.45am - Vice Chairman, Cllr Kevin Rostance, will officially open the library
10.55am - Cake cutting followed by refreshments
11am - Children's storytelling event with Rhubarb Theatre Company
The library is now housed in the brand new Cotgrave Hub, which opened to the public on 5th November, and houses the local health services, Police and Rushcliffe Borough Council offices. Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Culture and Place Committee and Chair of the Inspire Board said, “We are delighted to be part of this much-needed development in Cotgrave. The presence of the library in the Cotgrave Hub is integral to us achieving Nottinghamshire County Council and Inspire’s vision of libraries being at the heart of the community. We look forward to providing the people of Cotgrave with new opportunities for reading, learning, community and cultural activity in this new and welcoming space.”
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Business Cllr Andy Edyvean said: “Assisting key public services such as Inspire’s library services in Cotgrave was one of the fundamental reasons we created The Cotgrave Hub. We want local people to access services conveniently and take advantage of the library, our Community Contact Point, Belvoir Health Group, Rushcliffe Community Voluntary Service and Nottinghamshire Police all being under one roof.”

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