Wenvoe Community Library Ltd. begins operations
13 September 2016
The management of Wenvoe Library has been formally transferred to Wenvoe Community Library Ltd, making it the second community library established in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The transfer comes after it was announced earlier this year that the Vale of Glamorgan Council was in discussion with community groups in five locations about taking over responsibility for running their local library.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has set aside £100,000 to help cover start-up costs and improvements to existing buildings for community groups taking on the responsibility of their libraries, and Wenvoe will benefit from a share of this funding.
Wenvoe library will also receive on-going support from the Council in the form of IT access, book stock, other library resources and professional advice.
Cllr Lis Burnett, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Education, said: “Over the past few months library users in Wenvoe will have become used to some new faces at the library as a team of volunteers have been training with the Council’s professional library staff to take over running the service.
“Now that the transfer has taken place we look forward to continuing to work with the new management and helping them realise their ambitions for the library.”
Alex McDonald, one of the directors of Wenvoe Library Ltd., said: “I am excited about this new venture and the possibilities it brings and am looking forward to interesting library developments over the next couple of years.
“The success of the library will be down to the strong group of local volunteers who are committed to this new way of running the library.”
Opening hours at Wenvoe will not change and library members will still be able to use all other libraries in the Vale.