Use Bradwell library or lose it

A use or lose it battle cry was issued yesterday to bolster the numbers of people using a community-run library in Bradwell.The Lords Lane library in Bradwell, near Yarmouth, reopened its doors to the public in June after a make over and new management committee took over.

A use or lose it battle cry was issued yesterday to bolster the numbers of people using a community-run library in Bradwell.

The Lords Lane library in Bradwell, near Yarmouth, reopened its doors to the public in June after a make over and new management committee took over.

But since then the new look library and its restocked shelves with more than 12,000 books have not attracted large numbers of new visitors from the area.

The library only has about 200 regular visitors - out of the area's population of 13,000.

Yesterday library committee member Trevor Wainwright said that more people needed to use the building, which is owned by the Reading Room Trust, or face losing it as a library.

He said: “I think this year is going to be critical for the library. I am sure that if membership does not increase then alternative uses will have to be looked at for the building.

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“Compared to the number of people who live around here we only have a small group of users.”

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