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Four become one: A shake up of Sneinton centres?

posted 1 Dec 2014, 06:55 by Unknown user   [ updated 26 Dec 2014, 15:45 ]

A public meeting on December 2nd unveiled plans to close and sell Sneinton & Bakersfield library buildings and the SureStart centre on the Dale- and replace them with a single 'joint service centre' at the Sneinton Police Station.

We've been wondering for a while about the future of the various community and centres and services around Sneinton in the face of budget cuts at the Council. 

We also held a public meeting to consider the future of the centres and have been wondering about the future of Local Libraries since Bakersfield library was threatened with closure recently.

It seemed also that Sneinton Police station might be up for sale...

Now the Council has hatched a plan to keep the Police Station going by converting it into a "Joint Service Centre", featuring a new library on the ground floor with the Police local beat team housed on the top floor. The Councillors would hold their surgeries in the building along with other sessions currently delivered through the Libraries.

The conversion work to the Police Station would be funded with a £500,ooo investment by the Council and £350,000 raised through the sale of the Sneinton Library building, the Bakersfield Library site and the small SureStart Centre next to the Coop on Sneinton Dale.