Published: Thursday, 16th November 2017

Oldham Council is launching a public consultation on its proposals for Royton Town Hall and Library.

Royton Town Hall is to undergo a number of improvements in plans announced as part of a £2 million investment.

Refurbishment works will see Royton Library moving from its current location into the ground floor of the town hall.     

The new library will be a modern community venue which will preserve and make the most of the building’s historic features. It will include modernised library facilities, meeting rooms and office space. 

The plans also include remodelled open space to the rear of the building, better disabled access and improved connectivity between the library, health centre and leisure centre.     

The vacated library building will be marketed as a commercial opportunity and the Council is seeking a tenant with a sympathetic view to its heritage that can offer something new to the district to benefit everyone.    

The public is being invited to a series of ‘drop in’ consultation events where they can come along, view the proposals and plans, submit comments and speak to council officers.

The consultation is being held at Royton Library on Tuesday 21 November 9.30am – 12.30pm, Thursday 23 November 2 – 7pm and Monday 27 November 4-6pm, and at Royton Town Hall on Saturday 2 December 10am – 12noon.

Jean Stretton, Oldham Council Leader, said: “Our libraries are an important community asset. This is a significant investment in the Royton district and is a    great opportunity to get involved and have your say on the future of the town hall and library.” 

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