ADLINGTON LIBRARY and FRIENDS of ADLINGTON LIBRARY (FoAL) UPDATE
Statement by FoAL regarding the future of Adlington Library, 8 August 2018
Friends of Adlington Library wish to announce that following much discussion and deliberation and a number of meetings with County Councillor Peter Buckley, cabinet member for community and cultural services, and his colleagues at Lancashire County Council, we have decided to withdraw our application for the Asset Transfer of Adlington Library.
We have gained assurances that Adlington Library will remain open and that from April 2018 will be full funded by LCC, rather than by FoAL. In addition we are assured that FoAL will continue to be an important part of the development of the building and service.
FoAL and LCC will work together to ensure the sustainability of Adlington Library for future generations and maximise the use of the library and the Children’s Centre building.
We will continue to raise funds to create a modern library and enhance and improve the facilities and service for our community. We plan to continue with our events, offer more services, and encourage more local groups to use both the library and children’s Centre to create a Community Hub.
We would like to thank our sponsors, members and volunteers for all their help and support and are very proud of what has been achieved over the last year.
FoAL will continue to progress with its aims and objectives as a charity. Volunteers wanting to work within the library will receive training and FoAL will continue to need the help of all our volunteers for events, groups, and meetings in the library to help us move forward with our plans.
Money raised so far and in the future will be used to purchase much needed items and equipment for the library, fund talks, educational and recreational events, and create a modern library for the 21st century. An amount will be ‘ring fenced’ to keep in reserve to ensure that Adlington Library will not, in the future, be put in danger of closure again.
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On behalf of Friends of Adlington Library
Heath Charnock Parish Council