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Still time to support South Wigston centre

22nd July is deadline for registrations of interest

Open consultations

Groups and organisations still have time to show interest in taking over the Bassett Centre and community library in South Wigston.

Leicestershire County Council hopes to get a new organisation in place for the autumn, following a decision by Community Action Partnership (CAP) to vacate the building back in May.


We’ve had a number of groups taking an interest with some preliminary discussions taking place. However, we’re still encouraging groups and organisations to come forward and there’s time for them to get in touch before the 22 July closing date.


To find out more, call Mike Thomson on 0116 305 7090 or email

At the same time as expressions of interest are being sought, a consultation is also running on the future of library services in South Wigston – this is required in case a new organisation cannot be found.

People can have their say at:

The changes as a result of the CAP decision means that South Wigston library closed temporarily in May and a mobile library is running from 10am to 4pm every Tuesday, in front of South Leicestershire College on Canal Street.

Mr Blunt added: "We remain committed to keeping libraries open and have been successful in doing this across the county."

The Bassett Centre also houses the council’s Adult Learning team and Registration Office, plus the Citizens Advice Bureau  and these are operating as normal.

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