1 December 2016

Due to high demand a second public meeting has been planned to update people about proposals for Sheffield’s Central Library and Graves Art Gallery.

Last week it was announced that Sheffield City Council is considering leasing the Surrey Street building to create the city’s first five star hotel, as the cost of repairs and upkeep is rapidly becoming unaffordable.

Almost all places have been booked for the first meeting which takes place from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on 6 December in Sheffield Town Hall.

A second meeting has therefore been planned for Friday, 16 December from 4pm to 6pm at the Town Hall. The meeting is likely to be popular, so pre-booking is essential.

Councillor Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Community Services and Libraries at Sheffield City Council, said: “It’s great that so many people want to be involved. We’re asking people to book a place at the public meetings, rather than just turning up, as we’re expecting a high turn-out.

“Because of this we’ve planned a second public meeting to update people about the proposals and to get their views about what they want from a central library service.”

Spaces are limited to the first 170 people at the first meeting and 190 at the second. The council will hold further events if there is a high demand for spaces.

People will have a chance to ask about the central library, Graves Art Gallery and the library theatre at the events.

Visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries to book a space.

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