Extra library cash
Emersons Green ward councillors Rachael Hunt, Judy Adams and Colin Hunt outside the ibrary
AN extra £56,000 is set to be spent on a revamp of Emersons Green Library.
South Gloucestershire Council is currently asking people for their views on plans to build an extension to house an “innovation space” with meeting and working areas, and changes to the current internal layout to increase the area of the children’s library.
A spokesperson for the council’s cabinet said the extra money had come from builders as part of legal deals to build developments including The Gateway site at Lyde Green.
Added to the £266,000 investment in the scheme agreed by the council last year, it brings the total available for the revamp to £322,000.
Council cabinet member for communities and Emersons Green ward councillor Rachael Hunt said: “Emersons Green Library is a well-used and much-loved community asset and because of an increase in the local population due to housing development in the area, we are proposing to expand the building to ensure we are able to continue to deliver high quality services for people within the local community.”
Fellow ward councillors Judy Adams and Colin Hunt said: “We are pleased to see this further funding is set to be put towards the expansion of Emersons Green Library, which will create a brand new Children’s Library and Innovation space, providing an even more engaging environment for young and creative people in our area.”
A consultation on the scheme runs until December 13, and more information can be found at the library itself, by calling 01454 866 895 or online at the consultations section of the council’s website, consultations.southglos.gov.uk/EmersonsGreenLibrary.