Newquay library has been saved for local people and is to be operated and run by Newquay Town Council thanks to Geoff Brown, Lib Dem Cornwall Councillor for Newquay Central and Portfolio Holder for Communities.
[Central Councillor Geoff Brown (right) celebrates the return of the library to local control with Pentire Councillor Joanna Kenny (left) and Sally Michael-Jones Lib Dem Community Organiser for Tretherras]
Negotiations between the two councils had stalled but thanks to Geoff, both the library and the Marcus Hill offices will now be run locally and safeguarded for the future by a covenant which means the building will remain for public use.
Geoff said: “I am delighted that finally we can see these premises returned to Newquay. Many local people felt that the offices belonged to the town in any case and have been saddened to see them passed from the old Newquay Urban District Council to Restormel Council and more recently to Cornwall Council.
This return of the library to local control is a fantastic early Christmas present for our town.”
Cornwall Council’s property services have confirmed that adult education will remain at Tolcarne Road