No horror show as Crowland hub opens for all

Tape cutting by Lotttie Hemmings, looking on are Julie Smith, Alister Lever and Paul Bywater
Tape cutting by Lotttie Hemmings, looking on are Julie Smith, Alister Lever and Paul Bywater
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It may have been Halloween on Saturday but the ghouls and witches at Crowland Community Hub were all smiles as the facility was officially opened.

Local dignitaries and members of the public donned fancy dress and gathered at the Hall Street building for the occasion.

Children inside the Hub.

Children inside the Hub.

Schoolgirl Lottie Hemmings, who had won a competition to design the hub’s new logo, cut the ribbon.

Crowland Community Hub chairman Paul Bywater spoke of the many hurdles the steering group had faced over the two years they have fought to save the library building and make it a true facility for the community.

He said: “We now want to build on working really well with Crowland Cares and other groups and raising money.”

Preparation to take over the library began two years ago after Lincolnshire County Council decides to target libraries across the counties in cuts aimed at helping it save £90 million by 2019.

Recently the hub opened a charity shop in the town, Toggs ‘n’ Cloggs, selling clothes to help raise funds to meet the cost of operating the hub.

Lots more pictures in this week’s Spalding Guardian