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/