Mobile library to make first visit to estate

Monday 14 January 2013 Updated: 15/01 13:44

RESIDENTS in Dines Green will soon have access to library books on their doorstep for the first time after a councillor's long-standing campaign finally paid dividends.

The county's mobile library service will now visit the estate every three weeks after County Hall responded to an appeal from city and county councillor Richard Udall and demand from local residents.

It is understood to be the first time the service has stopped in Dines Green and its next visit is scheduled to be at The Green Centre on January 25 from 10am to 10.20am.

Coun Udall said he was confident there would be high demand for the service among local people.

“For too long Dines Green has missed out on having a visit from the mobile library. Now residents who struggle to get into St John’s or to the Hive, will be able to take advantage of the service," he said.

"I believe it will help young children to read their first books, it will help adults with literacy issues and with lifelong learning and will also allow residents to just enjoy a good book."

The mobile library service is part of the network of libraries across the county and can be used with existing Worcestershire library cards.

Nicki Hitchcock, the council's partnership and inclusion manager, said they anticipated the new stop in Dines Green would be permanent although the service was reviewed from time to time.

"We will be engaging with the community to promote the new stop and in addition the mobile library will visit the centre at other times during community events to further raise awareness and provide extra opportunities for residents to use their mobile library service," she added.

Popular »

1 Supermarket plans spark traffic fears

2 Gridlock fears over new housing plans

3 Tributes paid to rugby referee killed in Sixways crash

4 Arrivederci as restaurant shuts its doors

5 Speed cameras will stay switched on

More news »

Tributes paid to inspirational Helen

TRIBUTES have been paid to an Olympic torchbearer

Man charged with sexual assault

A MAN has been charged with sexual assault

More jobs at risk at crisis-hit Blockbuster stores

CRISIS-HIT DVD rental chain Blockbuster which has two

County braced for heavy snowfall

SEVERE weather alerts have been issued for Worcestershire,

Regional news »


Stratford Observer
Cyclist bikes 300 miles in 24 hours for charity

A CYCLIST has overcome his 'hardest physical challenge' to raise ...

Bromsgrove Standard
Phones4u administration sees risk to Bromsgrove and Northfield jobs

PHONES4u stores across Bromsgrove and Northfield have been closed after ...

Redditch Standard
Man glassed outside nightclub

A MAN was taken to hospital after being glassed outside ...

Evesham Observer
Calling all young masterchefs......

THE OBSERVER has teamed up with the Evesham Hotel to ...