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Library plans on display at open days

You can get a sneak peek at the new plans to provide Hastings with an improved and enhanced library at two open days next month.

The Brassey Institute will be open to the public on Friday, 2 October and Saturday, 3 October, to enable visitors to view latest plans and talk to East Sussex County Council staff and the architect about how the building will be used.

The refurbished library will include more space for use by the public, including space to study, an increased number of public access computers and Wi-Fi throughout the building, which can be picked up on visitors’ phones and tablets. The library will also include public toilets.

The revamp will also bring the children’s library, currently based in Robertson Passage, under the same roof creating a more welcoming, modern environment. The library refurbishment is due to be completed in early 2017

“Hastings library will be refurbished to a high specification and create a great public space with more resources being available for visitors to use,” said Cllr Chris Dowling, Lead Member for Community Services.

Library plans on display : The open day on Friday, 2 October will run from 2pm to 6pm and on Saturday, 3 October from 10am to 4pm.


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Posted 11:13 Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015 In: Home Ground

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  1. Heather Grief

    What the politicians don’t mention is that, to make space for the Children’s library etc, they’re planning to remove the local studies material, an important collection of local historical documents, maps, the census etc., and which is the major part of the Reference Library, to Brighton, where local people will find it much harder to access.
    This is about degeneration, not regeneration – we are going to be given a smaller library, when we were promised a bigger one. I don’t know how much money ESCC will make from selling the Children’s Library, and the building next to the Brasey Institute, which they had intended for library expansion, and the Registrar of Births etc.
    Can you please include the actual plans in HOT?

    Comment by Heather Grief — Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 @ 15:31

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