Marlborough Library will also be one of the Town’s ‘Warm Spaces’ along with the nearby St Peter’s Church.
The Library will be open as part of Wiltshire Council’s Warm Space initiative, providing a warm and friendly welcome to support anyone who needs help. In addition, the library staff will be working with Warm and Safe Wiltshire and The Rural Communities Energy Support Network to assist residents seeking basic energy advice and make referrals to experienced energy advisors.
Marlborough West Wiltshire Councillor Jane Davies confirmed today that the Library has the warm packs – thermos mug, fleece blanket and fleece covered hot water bottle. They are available to anyone, no criteria required. Also the Library will be serving free hot drinks from 2-4pm on Thursday afternoons.
Wiltshire Council’s Marlborough Area Board has given two grants under delegated powers, one is for £500 to St Peter’s towards the costs of supplying refreshments, and the other for £500 to the Town Council, who have matched the funding and it will be used to cover the costs of a member of their staff doing extra hours to co-ordinate and support local cost of living efforts.
The first chills of the winter are starting to bite so the presence of Warm Spaces in Marlborough will be very welcome, with all the additional help and support that these Warm Spaces can bring.
Marlborough Library’s Opening hours are set out below:
|Monday||2pm to 7pm|
|Wednesday||9.30am to 5pm|
|Thursday||9.30am to 7pm|
|Friday||9.30am to 5pm|
|Saturday||9.30am to 1pm|