Huge improvements planned for Stapleford library

Stapleford Library (credit Richard MacRae)
By Anna Whittaker, Local Democracy Reporter

There are major plans to rejuvenate Stapleford Library with more than £700,000 of funding.

The project to improve the library includes more education facilities including improved spaces for learning.

There are also plans for new education and training courses which it is hoped will help up to 1,000 people in the next three years.

Broxtowe Borough Council has been awarded £741,000 in Government funding for the project as part of the Stapleford Town Deal.

This first phase of plans is hoped to be complete by late May 2023.

The second phase of plans is for external improvements and the reconfiguration of the existing library.

Cllr Richard MacRae (Ind) said: “We are lucky we’ve got this funding and we need to thank the MP for supporting it.

“We got £21m from the levelling up fund and the money has been split over a total of six projects.

“We are lucky to have a library and long may it be there.

“It is giving people that extra opp for a warm, safe, free learning space they don’t have to travel for is great.

“If we can improve facilities and make it better for people to come it’s a win win.”

Nottinghamshire County Council, which owns the building, has approved the works.

The library will close while the works are being carried out at a date to be set.

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