Parish council opens office in library

Published on: 24 Feb 2017

DOWNEND & Bromley Heath Parish Council has opened an office in the library.

Parish clerk Angela Hocking is based there four days a week and the parish office is open to the public on Mondays and Wednesdays between 9.30am and noon.

The move comes as the parish council prepares to take over more services from cash-strapped South Gloucestershire Council. These duties are expected to include the running of the playing fields at King George V and Bromley Heath parks from April.

Mrs Hocking, who previously worked from home,  said: “The parish councillors felt that as we were taking on more services we should have a more central location where parishioners could come and raise concerns. This fantastic space at Downend Library was available – so here we are!

“Already, two ladies from the Knit and Natter group at the library have raised a highways issue,  which I am now taking forward.”

Librarian Helen Egarr said the arrival of the parish council further reinforced the library's role as a community hub.

“We can work together constructively and effectively to signpost people to the services they need,” she said. “We welcome groups and organisations that want to use the library space.”

Contact the parish office by email: 0117 956 7001

Contact the library on 01454 868006 or on its website, Facebook or Twitter.

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