Whitton Library has always been a central part of Whitton Village's community and it is fantastic news that following strong influence from your local Conservative Councillors that this wonderful building is now set for a complete refurbishment.
The works will include roof repairs, ceiling replacement, the installation of new lighting and a much needed fully accessible entrance door. The interior will be revitalised with new shelving, display units, a study area with computers, comfortable seating and space for activities and events. The children’s area will also be given a complete makeover, including a new StoryWall and a cheery woodland theme.
Cllr Gareth Elliott said:
“Whitton Library is one of the most used libraries across the Borough, including heavy use of the story telling sessions by my young children, and it is only right that we have secured this welcome investment.”
Cllr Grant Healy added:
“The library’s enhancements will also be of benefit to older folk that use its services. Despite bogus claims that the library will close it is, as the latest refurbishment demonstrates, safe while the Council is run by Richmond Borough Conservatives."
Cabinet member for Culture, Sport and the Voluntary Sector,Cllr David Linnette, said:
“This is an exciting time for Whitton residents. Their improved library will provide a well-equipped flexible space which will be suitable for leisure and study purposes as well as a meeting place for the local community.
“Whilst the library will be closed for a few months in the new year, residents will still be able to use any of the other libraries in the borough and access any of the library’s online services. Twickenham library is the nearest and I know they look forward to welcoming Whitton’s readers whilst the library undergoes its refurbishment.”
Whitton Library is set to reopen on April 2nd 2018.