Police themed day at new Pinchbeck library

Bradley McQue with Sgt Sharon Hall, PCSOs Colin Abbots and Sally Pusey
Bradley McQue with Sgt Sharon Hall, PCSOs Colin Abbots and Sally Pusey
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Pinchbeck Community Hub and Library marked it’s extension of hours with a community-themed day involving a visit from the police.

The Lincolnshire Police Mobile Unit visited the library to give advice to the public about security and PCSO Sally Pusey did property marking for people who brought items along.

Parents and children in new playground

Parents and children in new playground

Pinchbeck Parish Council clerk Barbara Camps said: “It was fabulous. The morning was very community-minded. It was friendly and enjoyable. About 100 people came to the library.

“We really want to introduce people to their new library, it’s for all generations to enjoy.”

The volunteer-run library in Knight Street was officially re-opened in December as a library and community hub and a series of themed activities have been introduced once a month for Saturday openings, 10am to 1pm.

Barbara added: “We have about 14 regular volunteers who have been trained by an officer from Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) Library Services.

“They are running the library which is open for three mornings and one afternoon a week. The books are supplied by LCC.”

Last Saturday also marked the opening of the community hub’s outdoor play area for the children, on the Glebe field. Although the weather was miserable on the opening day, the playground has been well used since.

A table top sale offered a variety of goods including clothes, books and ornaments. People could book a table in advance to sell their merchandise. Refreshments such as tea and coffee were also available.

Every first Saturday of each month Pinchbeck Library plan to continue with themed activities for their extended opening hours.

“We look forward to people enjoying using the library on these Saturday morning openings,” Barbara said.

“Next month will be a craft morning on March 5 from 10am-1pm and people are invited to book a table to sell their wares.”

Refreshments will be available and the community police team will be on site as well as the library being open to all.