Statement on Hale End Library

11 September 2017


Last July, the council took proposals to Cabinet setting out its vision and people’s aspirations for libraries and the potential for community involvement in the future. Following feedback from the local community and users of Hale End library it was agreed last year that plans to move Hale End library would not be considered in the consultation, which began in September 2016 and ran to January 2017.

Councillor Ahsan Khan, who became the new Cabinet member for Libraries in May, said: “I can say that my position remains that Hale End library will not be moved and this will be confirmed in the report due to be presented to Cabinet in December. We remain committed to continuing work with the local community to build on their involvement in the development of the existing library, and to maintaining the current level of service."