A new £1m joint service centre for Sneinton and surrounding areas is officially opening its doors on Tuesday 30 May, bringing a host of benefits for local people.

The New Dales Centre on Sneinton Dale brings modern library facilities and the neighbourhood police team under one roof.

The open plan building replaces the old Bakersfield and Sneinton libraries with a more modern and adaptable facility as part of a City Council programme to provide fewer, better libraries which meet the needs and expectations of today’s library users. It will provide improved computer access and equipment, including free wi-fi.

There will also be a dedicated under fives children’s area and it will offer opportunities for a greater range of activities and events for all ages.

Artist’s impression – Dales Centre

The Dales Centre has been designed to serve the needs of the Dales ward and the new modern library will be co-located with offices for neighbourhood policing. Although the police function is administrative, the team will be well placed to assess and address the needs of residents.

The City Council will remain in contact with the current and potential users of the centre and will keep the community updated on developments and opportunities for feedback.

Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, Councillor Dave Trimble said: “It’s great news that that this fantastic new library is opening, offering the people of the Dales the 21st century facilities they deserve. Customers will enjoy improved modern facilities in the new building, which will be a positive addition to the local community.

“As we’ve seen with other new libraries, we expect that this will encourage more people from Sneinton and Bakersfield to make the most of their local library.”

There will be a special celebratory launch event of the library on Wednesday 12 July 2017, but users are encouraged to come down and see the centre before that date.

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