It looks like the library in Wash Common could soon be re-opening, thanks to the work of the Friends of Wash Common Library and the support of Newbury Town Council. Following the closure of the library in 2017, a community group known as The Friends of Wash Common Library, was formed with the aim of re-opening the library and restoring this service for the people of Wash Common and surrounds.
West Berkshire District Council has invited Newbury Town Council to lease the Wash Common Library building at a nominal rent for 5 years so that The Friends group may use it for that purpose. It was agreed at a recent WBC Executive Committee to give a 5 year lease to the Town Council.
Cllr Adrian Edwards, Leader of the Council is delighted with the proposal saying, “As a Ward Member for Falkland I am very keen for the library service at Wash Common to re-open. It is a valuable resource for residents and I am pleased that the Town Council are able to work together with The Friends Group and West Berkshire Council to enable this to happen. I commend the Friends group for their initiative and hard work and I can assure them of the Town Council’s support for the service. ”
The Town Council would like to hear the views of the people of Newbury regarding the proposal to rent the Library Building at Wash Common. Responses can also be made by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, in writing to Newbury Town Council, Town Hall, Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5AA or through our online consultation (from Wednesday 20 June 2018) at www.newbury.gov.uk.
The consultation closes at midnight on 8 July 2018.