10 NOV 2014

Local MP Dr Dan Poulter Backs Campaign to Rename Community Library

Dr Dan Poulter MP recently met in Parliament with Mark Ling and Garath Jones from The Broom Hill Pool Trust to give his support to the proposed name change of Westbourne Library to Broom Hill Library.

Dr Dan campaigned strongly with the Broom Hill Trust to keep Westbourne Library open when it was threatened with closure and believes that the library, which forms a trinity with Broom Hill Park and Broom Hill Pool, should be renamed to be more representative of the community that it is in.

Dr Dan continues to work with The Broom Hill Pool Trust in their efforts to re-open Broom Hill Pool and will be visiting both the Grade II listed lido and the library again in December.

After the meeting, Dr Dan said "I have always strongly supported the fantastic efforts made by Mark Ling and Garath Jones with The Broom Hill Pool Trust. Thanks to their work, there is a strong sense of community in North Ipswich and re-naming Westbourne Library will further strengthen the identity of the Broom Hill area, which is why I am backing the campaign."

Garath Jones, Chairman of the Westbourne Library Friends, added "Changing the library name will signify the library's place at the heart of its community, giving it a strong platform and a stronger identity to reach out to the 70,000 users per year".

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