Decision details

Temporary Closure of Henfield Library - FRC03(19/20)

Decision Maker: Director of Law and Assurance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Improvement works have been planned at Henfield Library using around £30,000 of Section 106 Developer Contributions which expire at the end of the 2019/20 financial year.


The work includes the relocation of books to allow removal of old fixed shelving, new flexible shelving being fitted some internal rearrangement, including some electrical work and redecoration. These works will improve the customer experience for residents and allow more effective use of space.


It would not be possible to do this level of work safely whilst open to the public therefore the proposal is to close from Monday 27th January 2020 to Wednesday 5th February 2020 inclusive.


The Director of Law and Assurance, with the agreement of the Cabinet Member for Fire & Rescue and Communities and the Chairman of the Environment, Communities and Fire Scrutiny Committee, has used his delegated powers under Standing Order 5.23 to close Henfield Library from Monday 27 January 2020 to Wednesday 05 February 2020 inclusive. 


That Henfield library is closed from Monday 27 January 2020 to Wednesday 05 February 2020 inclusive to enable renovation works to fit new flexible shelving, undertaken some internal rearrangement, electrical work and redecoration.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 03/01/2020

Date of decision: 03/01/2020

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