Finchley Church End library is a well used community facility but its first floor does not offer proper disabled access and, in my opinion, it’s in great need of a refurbishment which many would rightly consider a luxury in the current climate.
I therefore welcome proposals to move the library just a short distance away into a modern, fit for purpose, DDA compliant building as part of the Gateway House redevelopment.
If the proposal goes ahead, following public planning consultation and approval, local Councillors will ensure the move will be as smooth as possible. Service at the current site will need to be suspended for a very short period in order to facilitate the move of stock etc. but this would be a very small price to pay for a much enhanced community facility.
Watch this space!