Posted: Thu 19th Jan 2017

Boost To Fishguard Library Opening Hours

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017

Fishguard Library is set to re-open on Fridays from April 1st – thanks to Fishguard and Goodwick Town Council agreeing to fund the additional hours. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Since April 2015, the library has closed on Fridays as a result of the ongoing financial pressures faced by Pembrokeshire County Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

But following negotiations between the two authorities, the Town Council’s Finance Committee has agreed to cover the cost to enable the library to re-open six days a week. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

It follows a meeting of the Town Council on Tuesday (10th January) at which councillors approved the finance committee’s proposal to fund opening hours on Fridays for an initial period of 12 months. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Elwyn Morse, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, said: “I’m delighted that the agreement has been reached with Fishguard and Goodwick Town Council, and we are very appreciative of their commitment to the library. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Fishguard Library is a very well-used resource and I’m sure the return to full opening hours will prove popular with the local community. The library also houses the magnificent Last Invasion Tapestry and there is no doubt that this investment will also be a boost to tourism in the local area.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Town Mayor for Fishguard and Goodwick Town Council, Cllr Mike Mayberry said “This is a really positive step forwards and the Town Council is proud to be of assistance to the community and of its relationship with the County Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Fishguard library can now claim to be the only library in the County that is open six days a week throughout the year, providing a professional library service for all of its opening hours!” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

From April 1st, the opening hours at Fishguard Library will be: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Monday: 10am to 5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am to 6pm
  • Friday: 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4pm (10am to 1pm October to March)
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