Plans to create a new library in Haxby and Wigginton move a step closer

Plans to create a new library for Haxby and Wigginton have taken a step further after an agreement has been reached over the lease for Haxby and Wigginton Scout Headquarters – the preferred venue for the new facility.

Haxby Town Council last night (12 November) agreed to lease the land on which the scout headquarters sits to 2nd Haxby and Wigginton Scout Group on a long term basis.

The decision means that the council can now formally consider plans to invest in and refurbish the scout headquarters, providing a high quality library facility for local residents, while updating the current facilities for existing user groups.

The old library was closed in July 2016 on the grounds of public safety and the building has now been demolished.

Local residents and users of the building will be able to share their views via a period of public consultation, which will be held from 19 November for four weeks until 14 December.  Customers can see and comment on the proposed plans on display on the Haxby and Wigginton mobile library and at New Earswick library.

The proposals for the Haxby and Wigginton Library scheme would see the development of the building in parallel to the adjacent development of Haxby Hall older people’s accommodation. The two initiatives would see the creation of major new facilities for local residents and the wider community, supporting local people of all ages.

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