Midhurst town councillors improve old library

From left councillors Mark Purves, Jeanette Sutton, Lesley Campbell, Steve Morley and Gordon McAra enjoying a laugh during their tea break from DIY at their new home of The Old Library, Church Hill, Midhurst CONTRIBUTED PICTURE SUS-150209-114125001
From left councillors Mark Purves, Jeanette Sutton, Lesley Campbell, Steve Morley and Gordon McAra enjoying a laugh during their tea break from DIY at their new home of The Old Library, Church Hill, Midhurst CONTRIBUTED PICTURE SUS-150209-114125001
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A team of councillors are proving they are hands-on in the community.

Midhurst Town Council is moving into the second phase of work at the old library in Knockhundred Row, transforming the historic site into a community venue.

Councillors Lesley Campbell and Mark Purves clearing the terraces at the rear of the Old Library, Church Hill, Midhurst. The Old Library has become the Town Council's new home and needs a lot of care and attention. SUS-150109-150105001

Councillors Lesley Campbell and Mark Purves clearing the terraces at the rear of the Old Library, Church Hill, Midhurst. The Old Library has become the Town Council's new home and needs a lot of care and attention. SUS-150109-150105001

This week councillors Steve Morley, Gordon McAra, Jeanette Sutton, Lesley Campbell and Mark Purves set about turning the former reference library into a meeting room and freeing up the rest of the main building as a community facility.

Cllr Steve Morley said: “I look forward to the time, hopefully soon, when residents of Midhurst will be able to utilise this space that we are creating in the old library.

“Once we have finished the DIY work then we will liaise with the various town groups and associations to see how the building can best be used.”

The town council last year signed a lease with West Sussex County Council to take over the building.

After this Gordon and I are available for hire for plastering and painting – although we don’t expect much of a take-up!

Cllr Morley added: “We hope we can complete the redecorating work for the next full council meeting.

“Meanwhile after this Gordon and I are available for hire for plastering and painting – although we don’t expect much of a take-up!”

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