Watchet Town Council (WTC) had previously responded positively to SCC’s call for the creation of a Community Library Partnership, on condition that the freehold of the building was transferred to them.
Having reviewed all the relevant documentation a freehold transfer of the building is viewed as the most appropriate way of enabling library services in the area to continue via a Community Library Partnership between WTC and SCC.
A decision has therefore been taken to transfer the freehold of the Watchet Library Building from WSC to WTC.
Cllr Martin Dewdney, Cabinet Member for Resources and Central Support, said: “We are pleased that through this transfer, WSC can support SCC and WTC in securing the long term future of a much valued community service.”
Detailed terms will be finalised by WSC’s Asset Management team in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Resources and Central Support, SCC and WTC.
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