Plans to move Bideford’s library to Burton Art Gallery

15:54 16 August 2013

The Burton could see an expansion to include the Bideford Library.

The Burton could see an expansion to include the Bideford Library.

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The scheme, which is in its early stages, could see the centre expanded to include the town’s library.

TALKS have been taking place to discuss expanding the Burton Art Gallery and Museum and re-housing the Bideford library there.

The idea, which is only in the early stages, could include providing an opportunity to attract more visitors to both facilities and draw more external funding.

Devon County Council has identified the town as one of two high priority communities for a replacement library due to the poor disabled access and small size.

Speaking at Bideford Town Council’s meeting yesterday (Thursday), Miranda Clarke of the Burton said it could be an opportunity to modernise the building.

She said: “The next stage is for Torridge and Devon Councty Council to work together on a joint funding proposal for the Arts Council for a feasibility study.

“Obviously there are parts of Victoria Park that we need to be sensitive to and this will outline this as well as other things.”

Councillor Peter Christie said he was ‘very excited’ by the concept.

He said: “I think it’s a marvellous idea and we should grab it with both hands.”

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  • This is an excellent proposal as then maybe the parentscarers of children in the park would be encouraged to use the library. The Bideford Bay Children's Centre is near by. Could be really well done.

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