It must be very difficult writing pages for the District Council website. You can’t write anything controversial, or political… But they do have some interesting items sometimes – for example , today’s piece on the new Rochford Library:
The long-awaited new library in the heart of Rochford town has now opened its doors.
The new premises are much bigger than the old site and provide a range of up-to-the-minute features as well as offering extended opening hours.
While the new library, located at Boleyn House, Roche Close, opened to its first users on Monday 22 September, the official opening in October will mark the library’s move to its new location with an exciting day of events for all the family.
With the opening of the new building, people living and working in Rochford will gain a fantastic new library and community resource. Opening hours will be 9am-6pm Monday to Saturday.
Designed to be a place to relax in and with a bright children’s area, the facility is a huge improvement on the existing library which was too small to meet the needs and expectations of modern library users. There are new books to suit all tastes and computers with free internet access, as well as a well-equipped meeting room suite available to local groups and plenty of space to read and study.
* Computer zone with 12 free public computers
* Meeting room suite, equipped with whiteboard and digital projector, with seating for up to 20 people
* Public toilets and baby changing facilities
* Self-service equipment
* Direct phone to Contact Essex, the first point of contact for the public for Essex County Council inquiries.
The ?1/2million upgrade is part of Essex County Council’s Essex Works commitment to invest in services which enhance residents’quality of life.
Official Opening Tuesday 28 October at 2pm
This is a family event, so mums, dads, carers and families are invited to come along for a day of fun. The programme includes Peter Optical, who will be stilt walking and juggling and telling stories from 1pm to 3pm and much more.
Nominate a winning scene
The new library aims to be at the heart of the community providing a range of innovative new facilities. To mark this occasion, the library is asking the public to nominate scenes from Rochford that would make a good subject for photographs to be featured in a prominent display. Ten of the nominated locations will be photographed by a professional photographer to take their pride of place in the new library. Come into the new library and put your suggestions in the box