Closure of Clayton Library

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As you maybe aware the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council are having to make financial cuts.  One of the services affected will be libraries across the district and the changes will take effect in April 2017.  It is proposed that Clayton Library & Information Centre will be placed under a scheme known as a 'hybrid library'.  This means that it will be staffed partly by staff from Bradford Council, with an equal number of hours per week, staffed by volunteers.

View the article in the Telegraph and Argus

*** IF WE DON'T FIND SUFFICIENT VOLUNTEERS CLAYTON LIBRARY WILL CLOSE ***

I know that Claytonians have a great community spirit and if we work together we can ensure the library remains open for the benefit of everyone who uses the services.  It also means that we will have greater say and control over what services are offered from the library and we need to look to diversify to accommodate effective use of the space, not only a place to loan books but a social space of interaction, engagement and knowledge transfer for the local community at large.

If you can provide few hours per week to volunteer then please inform the Parish Clerk or Chairman.

To find out more, a public meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 6.30pm in Clayton Village Hall.

Contacts:
Claire (Clerk) - clerk@clayton-pc.gov.uk
Chris (Chairman) - chairman@clayton-pc.gov.uk

Cllr Chris Kaushal-Bolland
Chairman
chairman@clayton-pc.gov.uk

The Parish Council is deeply saddened to announce the death of Councillor Robert Spencer

The Parish Council is deeply saddened to announce the death of Councillor Robert Spencer, on Friday, 11th November 2016, after a sudden illness

Councillor Spencer had lived in Clayton for over 50 years and was a founding member of the Parish Council, elected as the first Chairman.  He was instrumental, working tirelessly with the founding Councillors, to establish the Council in those early years, getting it up and running into what we see and benefit from today. 

During his time, when not serving on the council, Councillor Spencer and his wife worked for many years as volunteers in the Village Hall involved with many responsibilities including catering, bingo and coffee morning duties.

He remained very active right up to his very last days, attending his last meeting for the Parish Council only three weeks ago.  Many of us had the pleasure of serving on various committees and working groups alongside Councillor Spencer and he made a valuable contribution to life in his community and the Parish Council.  He was a true, honest gentleman and an inspiration to us all.

Councillor Spencer will be sorely missed by his fellow members, officers and staff of the Parish Council and our sincere condolences go to his wife Margaret and family.

 God bless.

Chairman’s Bi-monthly Update Report – September 2016

Cllr Chris Kaushal-Bolland, Chairman of Clayton Parish Council, delivered his update report at the full Parish Council meeting on Thursday 22nd September 2016.  Details of the report are available here...

The report provides information on the councils committee's and working groups, a new park for Clayton, the development of a Youth Council, the proposal for a School Achievers Award, updates on Clayton Library and much more.