Thank you for the feedback to the questionnaire included in the last edition of the GMK, to which we received over 100 useful responses. This information helped inform the application submitted for the contract to manage and deliver a new Gnosall community library. GLEAN (Gnosall Library Education and Nurture) is delighted that their proposals have now been accepted by Staffordshire County Council, subject to certain conditions being met. GLEAN is a small voluntary group made up of residents and some parish councillors with relevant skills and experience.
The GLEAN group are thrilled that their months of hard work have resulted in this successful outcome. They would like to thank everyone who has supported them in their efforts and in particular Gnosall Parish Council. Now they will discuss with the Libraries and Arts Service outstanding matters that need finalisation, including the location of the library.
Unlike other villages where libraries have closed, Gnosall currently has no permanent library provision since the demolition in 2015 of the previous library situated within St Lawrence Primary School. Gnosall Parish Council had put forward proposals for a new building in the grounds of the Grosvenor Centre to be used in conjunction with the adjacent new Youth Club, but this has unfortunately been rejected by Staffordshire County Council – we wait to see what alternative location the County Council has in mind.