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Opening date for the new Driffield library and customer service centre

Report by Sam Walker

The new Driffield library and customer service centre is due to reopen its doors at Cross Hill on Monday 18th January at 9:30am.

Work on the final phase of the £800,000 is being completed with the fully refurbished new facility to provide a new combined customer service and library facility. This will provide greater flexibility, allowing residents to carry out a wide variety of transactions at their own convenience while, at the same time, being able to use a self-service provision and access information via public access terminals.

Town Clerk of the Driffield Town Council, Claire Binnington, was delighted with the news of the building reopening. She said: “The town council are very much looking forward to the reopening of the library on Cross Hill, it is an essential asset to the town.

“The new extension looks very much in keeping with the existing structure and has enhanced the building.”

The existing Customer Service Centre, at West Garth, will close from the end of business on Tuesday, 12 January. Customers will, during this brief transfer period, be re-directed to the council’s Bridlington, Hornsea and Beverley Customer Service Centres.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “This exciting new centre is the latest community hub to be developed in key towns across the East Riding, and is part of this council’s drive to lower running costs whilst seeking to improve access to services.

“I have no doubt it will prove popular in Driffield, and we look forward to welcoming customers new and old across a wide range of services.”


Sam Walker

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