Work to Devizes Community Hub and Library nearly complete
The Devizes Community Hub and Library on Sheep Street is continuing its transformation with work on the refurbishment due to be complete by the end of this month (July).
As part of the process the library will be closed from Monday 10 July until Saturday 22 July. The refurbished facility will re-open and all services will be available at normal times from Monday 24 July.
The customer services team will be there to deal with general queries Monday to Friday from 8.30am until 5.30pm and the registrations service Monday and Wednesday, 9.30am to 3.30pm and Friday, 9.30am to 12.30pm. As usual, registrations are available on an appointment only basis.
John Thomson, cabinet member for hubs, said: "Community hubs are vital for local areas. This investment means people can access local services and facilities and have flexible space for the community to use. It made sense to combine the services currently provided in Snuff Street into the library.
"It's great to see the new hub in Devizes taking shape, and although there will be some short-term disruption, I'm sure it will be popular and well used. In fact, we've already had a great deal of interest from community groups looking to use the facilities."
The new Devizes Community Hub will be the first port of call for local people to access all council services and a range of community groups and activities. A swipe card building access scheme will be implemented over the summer which will enable library customers, community groups and visitors to access the building and its facilities outside of the opening hours of the library.
Unfortunately it is not possible to keep the library open while the final refurbishment work takes place. This also means there will be no public access computers available. For telephone enquiries during this period, customers are asked to call Chippenham Library on 01249 650536. For details of other library opening hours and to renew loans, people can visit the Wiltshire Council website www.wiltshire.gov.uk/libraries.