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Improved community hub for Ross-on-Wye

There are changes planned for Ross Library and Customer Service Centre, which will provide an improved community hub for Ross-on-Wye.

Jobcentre Plus, which is part of the Department for Work and Pensions, is to relocate into Ross Library and Customer Service Centre.  This means that an improved community hub will be created for the town, combining Jobcentre Plus, library and customer services along with registration services and other community facilities in one convenient location.   

Councillor Patricia Morgan, cabinet member for corporate services, said: “The council welcomes the forthcoming changes at Ross Library and Customer Service Centre, which will provide an improved community hub for the benefit of the town.

“It is important to stress that the changes won’t affect the services provided, particularly the current library stock, but rather provide one convenient location for local public services and community facilities.

“Whilst the majority of the work will take place when the building is closed, we appreciate that there may be some disruption during this time and thank customers in advance for their patience.”

The work to change the layout of the building will commence on Monday 28 April, with the majority being carried out on Wednesdays when the building is closed, to minimise disruption to customers.

The library and customer service centre will remain open for business during the work and there will still be some meeting room space available during this time with current bookings still being accommodated.

Jobcentre Plus will open in its new home on Monday 14 July 2014.

Tags: Community and living, Your council