- Created on Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:42
This is an archived article which was subsequently edited for accuracy and updated. You can see the current version here
Local residents have been surprised to receive a letter from Derbyshire County Council telling them that Glossop Library will be moved out of Victoria Hall. A local posting on Facebook reported that the letter, which the Gazette has not seen yet "states that the renovations at the library could now cost the Council £3 million and that the building is no longer viable as a library in the 21st century...... The Council is proposing two options for a new library, the first is a new building on the Adult Education Centre car park and the second is an attachment to the existing Adult Education Centre building......Four public surgeries [are] being held on Monday [12 October 2015], three at the Adult Education Centre at 10:30, 12:30 and 15:30 and one at Bradbury House at 18:30".
In May 2013 newly elected councillors pledged to keep the library at Victoria Hall We asked councillors Ellie Wilcox and Damien Greenhalgh:
1. How long have you known about this?
2. Have you issued any public statement about this by any medium?
3. Considering the link below, do you have any other comments?
Newly elected councillors Damien Greenhalgh and Ellie Wilcox shredding plans for a new library from a 2013 press release
We will publish any replies as soon as they are received.