Dear Redditch Borough Council,

INTRODUCTION
It has been widely reported, for example in the Redditch Standard newspaper, that
Councillor Matt Dormer wants to demolish the current library building in the Market Place and re-locate the library to the Town Hall in Walter Stranz Square.

Matt Dormer is the current leader of Redditch Borough Council, and is also a Cabinet member in Worcestershire’s County Council with Responsibility for Communities which includes LIBRARIES.

QUESTIONS

(i) What is the estimated cost to demolish the library building in The Market Place?

(ii) The Town Hall is owned by Redditch Borough Council.
What is the estimated cost of converting the Town Hall (or part of it) to create a properly designed library facility?

(iii) What is the estimated cost of moving books, documents, equipment etc. from the current building to a future location [for example the Town Hall] if Councillor Dormer’s plan is approved?

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Philip Bladon
(and colleagues)

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Redditch Public Library is the responsibility of Worcestershire County Council. The same F of I request has today been made to Worcestershire County Council.

foi RBC, Redditch Borough Council

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Our Reference: 7239

 

Dear Philip,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information.

 

Your request is being dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of
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Dear foi RBC,

Your Reference: 7239 - (Redditch Public Library)

This is a reminder, I together with colleagues, expected a response to this F of I request by yesterday (12 Oct. ).
Kindly explain the reason(s) for the delay; please ensure this request is not delayed any longer.

Thank you.
Yours sincerely,

P. Bladon
(and colleagues)

foi RBC, Redditch Borough Council

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Our Ref:  7239

 

Dear P Bladon,

 

Apologies for the delay.  I hope to have the information to you before the
end of the week.

 

Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

Kind regards

 

Julie Hemming-Smout

Information Support Officer, Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough
Councils

 

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Email: [1][email address]

Bromsgrove District Council Redditch Borough Council

Parkside, Town Hall,

Market Street, Walter Stranz Square,

Bromsgrove, Redditch,

Worcestershire B61 8DA Worcestershire B98 8AH

[2]www.bromsgrove.gov.uk [3]www.redditchbc.gov.uk

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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foi RBC, Redditch Borough Council

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Our Reference: 7239

 

Dear P Bladon,

 

Thank you for your recent Information request. I can now offer you the
following information:

 

The Library Project is part of a suite of projects that have been
considered and agreed through the Redditch Town Deal.  The project was
included within the Town Investment Plan and prioritised and signed off by
the Town Deal Board.  More information regarding the Town Deal, including
the Town Investment Plan, is available to view on the dedicated website:
 [1]Redditch Town Deal

 

The overall project is anticipated to cost £4.2m and all costs associated
with delivering the project will be further refined as part of the
Business Case development stage of the Town Deal. The Council has 12
months to work up a 5 stage Business Case with a summary document being
submitted in Spring/Summer 2022 and further announcements will be made in
due course.

 

I hope this resolves your enquiry and that you are satisfied with the
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Julie Hemming-Smout

Information Support Officer, Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough
Councils

 

Tel: (01527) 64252, extension 3871

Email: [3][email address]

Bromsgrove District Council Redditch Borough Council

Parkside, Town Hall,

Market Street, Walter Stranz Square,

Bromsgrove, Redditch,

Worcestershire B61 8DA Worcestershire B98 8AH

[4]www.bromsgrove.gov.uk [5]www.redditchbc.gov.uk

   

 

 

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P. Bladon left an annotation ()

You will see the specific questions were NOT answered.
(P. Bladon + colleagues)