Refurbishment to create new village facility

North Lanarkshire Council hopes their �150,000 investment will give Cleland Library a new lease of life
North Lanarkshire Council hopes their �150,000 investment will give Cleland Library a new lease of life
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Cleland Library is in line for a £150,000 facelift as part of North Lanarkshire Council plans to create a new multi-purpose resource area.

The project is a first in North Lanarkshire, with finance coming from the change fund programme for older people which supports people for longer in their own homes.

It will see improved library services for the community, and include an adaptable social space for older people including those at the nearby Carey Gardens sheltered housing complex to use.

New windows, doors, ceilings, floors, furniture and fittings, heating systems, disabled toilets and accessibility ramps will be installed as part of the refurbishment.

Prior to the plans being finalised, a community consultation was carried out to seek public opinion on the proposals.

Councillor Sam Love, convener of Housing and Social Work Services, added: “Libraries are such a focal point in any town or village, and we are pleased to be investing and improving the facilities on offer for our sheltered housing residents and the people of Cleland.”

The refurbishment is expected to be completed in early spring.