Boost for Annesley Woodhouse Library and Rufford Park

Members of Nottinghamshire County Council have discussed the progress of some of its key projects with libraries and country parks - including at Annesley Woodhouse library.

A report highlighting the current schemes has been discussed by the culture committee. They looked at the newly approved Strategy for Nottinghamshire Libraries which included a 10-point plan for the service to boost library services and invest and develop the network.

Coun John Cottee, Committee Chairman for Culture, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “The current and planned schemes further illustrate the county council’s long-term vision for the future investment and enhancement of the library service.

“We see libraries as the very heart-beat of communities and this planned investment demonstrates the commitment to this vision.”

Current schemes include Annesley Woodhouse Library where £110,000 is earmarked to co-locate the library with the community centre.

The committee also discussed the latest developments to enhance the facilities at Rufford Abbey Country Park. A Rufford Development Group has been set up to oversee the creation of a new longer-term strategy for the park. Coun Cottee added: “Rufford is a popular tourist destination and we are delighted to be able to announce some plans to enhance it further.”