CHINGFORD: Closed library could become charity base

1:33pm Tuesday 20th March 2012

By Joe Curtis

A FORMER library is set to be turned into an office space for charities and voluntary organisations.

Waltham Forest Council’s cabinet is expected to agree tonight (March 20) to use South Chingford Library, which closed last year, as a base for voluntary sector groups.

The “resource hub” in Chingford Mount Road would ease the pressing need for workspace for charities, according to a council report.

There are currently four voluntary sector organisations on a waiting list for accommodation in the north of the borough.

The report said the facility was a priority due to the high concentration of care homes and older people in Chingford.

It adds that the hub could accommodate charities that support older people in their homes.

Under the plan one charity would manage the building and organisations which rent space would meet running costs.

The proposal would also see a hub opened in Russell Road, Leyton, next month.

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