Library boost for seaside town

A VOLUNTEER-run library service which has been set up in a seaside town after its main services were moved has been officially launched.Jaywick Library was moved from its base in the town's village hall to Bishop's Park College, Clacton, which is a bus ride away.

By Annie Davidson

A VOLUNTEER-run library service which has been set up in a seaside town after its main services were moved has been officially launched.

Jaywick Library was moved from its base in the town's village hall to Bishop's Park College, Clacton, which is a bus ride away.

Yesterday, a library access point was opened which will be run by volunteers and provide many of the services offered by a normal library.


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It will receive a supply of books for all ages, free internet access, and a system for books to be ordered from libraries across Essex.

The volunteers have been trained in running the library and given a computer for loaning and returning books and accessing the library catalogue.

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Still based in the village hall, the library will be open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.

Iris Pummell, cabinet member for community services, said: “We are delighted to support this fantastic initiative, which is being run by local volunteers to extend library services for the community around Golf Green Hall.

“The county council is committed to listening to our customers and we wish them every success in this innovative approach to providing local services.”

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