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Consultation launched for Mildenhall Hub project which would include a new library

Written by · Published Jan 13, 2017

Mildenhall residents are being asked for their views on plans for a new ‘Mildenhall Hub’ which would involve a number of local services being delivered on one site, including the relocation of the library.

The Mildenhall Hub would involve the creation of a new school, leisure facility and health centre in Sheldrick Way. As well as a new library, the Hub would also house council offices for Forest Heath District and Suffolk County councils, emergency services, a pre-school and adult learning space, as well as the Citizens’ Advice Bureau and the Department for Work and Pensions.

The project could provide several benefits for the library:

  • It would create a modern library space, closer to the town centre

  • Being based in a shared building with other organisations has worked successfully in other places and the library is likely to attract new visitors who come to access other services.

  • There will be a better space for library activities

  • The hub could provide new and exciting opportunities to work together with other organisations based there.

There is an opportunity for local people to comment on the initial plans before a planning application is submitted in the spring. Full details on the project and the consultation can be found at http://www.mildenhallhub.info/