Parish Council partnership extends Library opening hours

Published 5th March 2020

From Monday 9th March, Blidworth Library users can enjoy extended opening hours and additional services due to a partnership with Blidworth Parish Council.

Following proactive work with the Parish Council, Nottinghamshire County Council recently agreed the increase of 9 hours at the Communities and Place Committee.

Under the terms of the partnership, the library will also provide the public with information about Parish Council services, handle requests, report/log faults or issues and/or pass on enquiries to the Parish Clerk. The Parish Council also will hold their meetings within the library. The Blidworth Parish Council Chair, Cllr John Cheesmond recently signed the Contract for Services which runs until 31st May 2023.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee, commented: “This is great news for residents and what better timing that to announce the extended hours than on World Book Day.

“Nottinghamshire County Council are wholly committed to providing a great library service for local people and I’m pleased that by working with the Parish Council we’re able to extend the service.”

The new opening hours are as follows;

From 9th March 2020 Existing Increase
Monday 9.00 – 5.00 9.00 – 12.30 4.5
Tuesday Closed Closed -
Wednesday 1.00 – 5.00 1.00 – 5.00 -
Thursday 9.00 – 1.00 Closed 4
Friday 9.00 – 1.00 9.00 – 12.30 0.5
Saturday 9.00 – 12.30 9.00 – 12.30 -

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