23rd Oct, 2017

Library story to see a new twist

Coventry Editorial 8th May, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE old Binley Woods Library has reopened almost two years after it was closed.

Nerys Evans has signed a 10-year lease to rent the Warwickshire County Council-owned building on Monks Road from where she will run a children’s nursery.

The library has sat empty since 2012 when it was controversially closed by the council as part of a massive cost-cutting exercise by the council.

Efforts to sell off the building have never materialised with the parish council interested but unable to raise the asking price believed to be around £125,000 so the county council has now decided to lease it out.

Mrs Evans, who lives in Rugby, ran Humpty Dumpty’s in Bilton for 23 years.

She told us: “I think some people will be unhappy it’s not going to be a library, but we are not here to cause trouble, we are offering a service we believe is needed.

“There’s an untapped market here because there is no nursery in Binley Woods or Wolston and only a small one in Brinklow, and the feedback we got from parents to us opening was positive.”

Dunchurch library was the other one in the borough to close, but has since been taken over and run by volunteers.

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