Thursday 22nd February saw the first of a trio of Councillor surgeries being held in the Community Library.
The object of the sessions is to give residents the opportunity to ask questions of the Council and also speak to the Local Area Co-ordinator and Police Community Support Officer and residents can discuss issues that concern them.
Sitting in on Thursday’s surgery were Chairman of Enderby Parish Council, Nigel Grundy, Local Area Co-ordinator Sally Murgatroyd and PCSO Leigh Flannery.
Councillor surgeries have not been held for some time and the current programme of three planned Thursday afternoon surgeries, being held between 4pm and 6pm, have been arranged to gauge interest in such events.
The next surgery will be held on 22nd March and the final surgery planned so far will be on April 19th
Why not pop along and voice your concerns or just have a cuppa and a chat!
Leicestershire County Council will formally hand over responsibility for running Enderby library to the Enderby Library Management Committee on Monday 25th April.
The Library will close at 1pm on Saturday 23rd April for a ‘transition period’.
When it re-opens as a ‘Community Library’ it will be fully staffed by volunteers with the support of the Enderby Library Management Committee and Enderby Parish Council.
People who offered to volunteer have been booked in on a number of training sessions on how to work in the library to be ready for the official launch of the Community Library in May.
Training includes booking out resources, reserving books and library cataloging systems.
Training will also include safeguarding and use of databases.
The training is being undertaken with the support of the County Council as part of the hand-over arrangements.
Volunteer Maria Hetherington is coordinating the training and she can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> for more information about training and volunteering.
After the formal handover on April 25th, the library will be closed for a period to allow for some building improvement work to take place.
This will include creating a small meeting room and a toilet with baby changing facilities and disability access.
Some interior re-decoration is planned and other improvements are expected to be made in a staged process following the official launch.