Do you remember at the beginning of the year we asked anyone shopping in Waitrose to drop a green token in our box? Well we are delighted to say that thanks to you, we have received £290 from the their green token scheme which is fabulous. Thank you everyone who remembered us!
We also have to say a huge thank you to the Town and Manor who have promised a donation of £500 – this will ultimately be match funded via the Good Exchange and will make a massive difference.
How will it help? In order to run the many events that we are planning in the Hub – like workshops and talks – we have a list of things we need in order to make the Hub operational. This ranges from glassware, crockery and cutlery to a whiteboard and chairs – in fact the list is endless and growing as we come up with new ideas to raise funds for the building!
Thank you again everyone – and let us know if there is an event you would like to see in the Hub, or even if you would like to arrange one. You can reach us via the contact sheet here (link) or call the hub team on 07512 076 150.
Thanks again everyone for your support.
We have come a long way since the threat of library closure first appeared in February 2016 but we are delighted to announce that the future of the library in Hungerford is looking brighter.
West Berkshire Council has undertaken to continue operating a library service in the town with restored library staffing levels. This has been achieved by Hungerford Town Council agreeing to take on the running of the building; they have leased it for a peppercorn rent and will in turn lease it to a charitable trust, Hungerford Library & Community Trust, who will manage it for the community. It means that the library building is now a community asset and it is our intention to create a centre in Hungerford – a hub – for activities that will involve everyone, whether a library user or not.
The Friends of Hungerford Library, who have strived so hard to make this happen, will now become a fundraising team, focusing on the development of an income through events and sponsorship to support the hub.
We are planning a launch of what will be badged “Hungerford Hub” in September and regular updates on the progress of the hub will be posted on here.
In the meanwhile if you would like to be involved in any way, we would love to hear from you! Click here to reach us.