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07 June 2021

Have your say on county council’s £500k investment in Kendal Library building

Cumbria County Council (CCC) is investing £500k to improve an iconic and much-loved local landmark building in Kendal.

To make sure the building best serves the needs and interests of the local community, we are seeking the public’s help to shape the exciting plans for the Kendal Library building.

A design for the proposed changes has been developed and we want to hear the public’s thoughts.

The proposed plans are available to view at www.cumbria.gov.uk/kendallibraryredesign.

As well as books and everything you would expect from your local library, we are also thinking about how new digital technology could be integrated and how the building could be used more flexibly. Perhaps to host events, exhibitions or provide a space for community groups or just to meet socially with family and friends. We are open to ideas about how we can make the most of this exciting opportunity.

Complete the online questionnaire at www.cumbria.gov.uk/kendallibraryredesign by 27 June 2021 to provide your feedback on the proposed design.

Once the public consultation has closed your feedback will be used to reconsider the proposed design, with the final agreed design due to be published in July 2021.

Cllr Deborah Earl, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Communities, said:

“This significant investment into the Kendal Library building will make it a more flexible space from which we can provide a wide range of services and facilities, as well as the library services that customers already enjoy. These changes are very exciting, but we want to make sure we get them right, and we want you to have your say on the changes being proposed. I look forward to reading all your comments soon.”

Cllr Janet Willis, Cabinet Member for Customers, Transformation and Fire and Rescue, said:

“We are committed to putting customers at the heart of everything we do and this project is an exciting step forward to improving our customer offer to the people of Kendal. We want to ensure that our plans truly reflect the needs and aspirations of the local community. That is why it is so important for you to have your say and tell us what you think of our plans.”

Cumbria County Council (CCC) is investing £500k to improve an iconic and much-loved local landmark building in Kendal.