Report of the Executive Head of Leisure Management and Libraries.
Graham Fudge, Chair of Friends of Wallington Library and Gardens, Angela Fletcher, Head of Libraries and Heritage, and Jon Ward, Library Manager attended to make presentations to the committee.
Angela Fletcher explained the changes that had occurred and highlighted the increased usage of the library. Following a member query she explained that the project had cost £250,000 from the Capital Programme and that whilst no targets were set as part of the financial plan, there was a conviction of belief that usage would increase. Graham Fudge explained that the Friends group had been fully involved in the process from the start and that they were very supportive of the changes. Jon Ward explained his role as project manager for the scheme and in response to a member query explained that the lift had undergone refurbishment and was now more compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act.
Members expressed their congratulations to the staff and to the Friends group for their good work.
Resolved: To note the report and to pass on congratulations to all staff and members of the Friends of Wallington Library for their good work.