Meeting on library’s future

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A SITE for the new Bilton Library is being considered, with two public meetings being held to discuss the plans.

The community will take over the library at the current building from April 2012, before a planned move to the children’s centre at Woodfield Primary School at an unconfirmed date.

Anne Richards, from the Bilton Library Friends Group, said: “We are now making progress with North Yorkshire County Council on the future of Bilton Library and can tell people what we hope is going to happen.

“There is no way these are protest meetings, we just want to tell people where we are at and a little bit about the volunteering opportunities.”

She stressed that the move to Woodfield was not a certainty, being subject to a feasibility study.

The meetings are both the same, but held at different times of day in a bid to attract as many residents as possible. Officers from the county council will be on hand to answer questions.

They are on Friday, November 25 at 10.30am, and Wednesday, November 30, at 7pm, at Bilton Community Centre, 48 Bilton Lane.

Light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Anne on 01423 508771.