Nadder Centre library opens to the community
The numbers of people who attended over the weekend demonstrate how people value having this facility at the heart of their communityJonathon Seed
Crowds of people enjoyed a festival of Roald Dahl fun when the new library facilities at the Nadder Centre in Tisbury opened for the first time.
The colourful space in the newly opened centre was a riot of noise and fun as young people explored the work of the famous author through stories, dance and movement. During the weekend (10-11 September) more than 180 people visited with 23 signing up as members.
The library, which has a children's play area with fun furniture including a toy train, is open the same hours as the Nadder Centre with self-service available and volunteers attending a number of days a week.
Jonathon Seed, cabinet member for libraries said: "I looked into the new library this week and it is clear that Tisbury area residents can now access a library which is welcoming and open to them to use at a time convenient to them. The numbers of people who attended over the weekend demonstrate how people value having this facility at the heart of their community."
The library is the latest community resource to open at the Nadder Centre. Tisbury Pre-school is now based there and Tisbury Children's Centre services operate from the centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays, offering a range of drop-ins and support groups.
The Nadder Centre opened its state-of-the-art leisure facilities to users in August. The equipment uses the latest smart technology to record and track progress to help with fitness goals. The latest leisure special offer at the Nadder Centre sees the £10 administration fee waived for those taking up Life Zone or Fitness Zone memberships until the end of 30 September.
Meanwhile the start-up business units available at the centre are filling up. The units provide space and support for people looking to launch a new business or take the first step into their own office space.
Other facilities include a main events hall including state of the art sound/lighting system and large screen, sports pitches, dance studio and café area with hot drinks available.
Users will also be able to benefit from the newly refurbished adjacent outdoor swimming pool which is run by Tisbury Swimming Club.
For more details on opening times and events at the Nadder Centre go to www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisure-nadder