Wheathampstead Library handed over to community

PUBLISHED: 09:21 25 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:31 25 April 2018

Head of libraries and heritage services Andrew Bignel hands over the key for Wheathampstead Community Library to the chair of management group Chrissie Chadney. Picture: STEPHEN HARVEY

Head of libraries and heritage services Andrew Bignel hands over the key for Wheathampstead Community Library to the chair of management group Chrissie Chadney. Picture: STEPHEN HARVEY

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Wheathampstead Library has been officially handed over to the community to become an entirely volunteer-run organisation.

A presentation to the Wheathampstead Community Library to celebrate the handover from Herts county council. Picture: STEPHEN HARVEY A presentation to the Wheathampstead Community Library to celebrate the handover from Herts county council. Picture: STEPHEN HARVEY

A handover ceremony took place at the library in Memorial Hall on Tuesday, April 17. Andrew Bignell, the head of libraries, culture and learning at Herts county council, formally handed the library over to Chrissie Chadney, chair of the library’s management committee.

Cllr Annie Brewster, district council portfolio holder for sport, leisure and heritage, also attended the ceremony, as did David Johnston, head of the Wheathampstead parish church council.

County councillor Annie Brewster speaks to guests at the Cpresentation to the Wheathampstead Community Library to celebrate the handover from Herts county council. Picture: STEPHEN HARVEY County councillor Annie Brewster speaks to guests at the Cpresentation to the Wheathampstead Community Library to celebrate the handover from Herts county council. Picture: STEPHEN HARVEY

David Ireson, a representative of the management committee, said: “Forty volunteers have spent many hours training over the last year to reach this stage and it is a great tribute to Chrissie Chadney that such rapid progress towards the village running its own library has been made.”

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