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Winslow area office is on the move

Archived press release

Date Published: 14/07/10

Aylesbury Vale District Council’s area office in Winslow is set to become part of the town’s library from next month.

The service providing local information for residents will move out of 28 High Street on Wednesday 28 July, to Winslow Library in Park Street, on Monday 2 August.

Opening hours will be extended to allow the area office to open from 10am to 4.45pm, Monday and Wednesday. Residents will be able to visit the facility for information, advice and guidance on all district council services, from council tax to concessionary travel, and benefits to bins.

The move will enable both AVDC and Buckinghamshire County Council to achieve some cost savings. It also enables the library to extend opening hours to include Mondays.

Customers will be able to use the library facilities, including borrowing from a wide selection of books, magazines, audio books and DVDs as well as using public computers to access the internet and research databases. The library also holds activities specially for children and hosts events for adults throughout the year.

Councillor Pam Pearce, Cabinet Member for Community Matters at AVDC, said: “We hope residents will see this as a sensible and positive move, as it allows for some cost savings as well as improving services to our residents. It will be a fantastic facility for the local community.”

Councillor Patricia Birchley, Cabinet Member for Adults and Family Wellbeing at Buckinghamshire County Council, said: “I’m positive that our residents will welcome this move. Libraries are often seated at the heart of the community and this will make it easier for local residents to access all their key services in one place. Working together to improve local services and save money is the future for Buckinghamshire.”

There is free customer parking available immediately outside the library. The new office is a five minute walk from the nearest bus stop and a short walk away from the doctor’s surgery.

For more information visit www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk or telephone 01296 585650.

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