People interested in the future of library services in South Wigston – and groups interested in taking it over - are invited to a special meeting.
We're asking for residents’ views and hope to get a new organisation running the Bassett Centre and library for the autumn.
The event runs from 7-9pm, on Tuesday, 5 June at the Bassett Centre and is an opportunity to find out more and ask any questions.
Across the county, there are really successful community-run libraries and I’m confident we can find a solution for South Wigston.Person:Councillor Richard Blunt, cabinet member for libraries
We’re open to new ways of operating the library. I’d urge people to take part in the consultation and encourage groups with ideas to come forward and drop in to the event.
Community Action Partnership (CAP) previously leased the community centre, and ran the library, but has decided to vacate it from the end of May.
Neil Baker, Chief Executive of CAP, said: “It has been our pleasure managing Bassett Street for the past six years and the library for two years in partnership with Leicestershire County Council.
“Bassett Street sits at the heart of the local community, and we hope it finds a new tenant to continue its vital role in community development within South Wigston.”
Groups or organisations interested in leasing the centre and taking over the library are encouraged to get in touch with the council by 22 July.
At the same time, a consultation is running until 22 July on the future of library services in South Wigston – this is required in case a new organisation cannot be found.
The changes mean that the library is temporarily closed – the council has brought in a mobile library which is available from 10am to 4pm every Tuesday, in front of South Leicestershire College on Canal Street.