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GRAND REOPENING: Council Leader reopens Ruislip Manor Library 

 Published on: 6th February 2020   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Leader of Hillingdon Council, Cllr Ray Puddifoot officially reopened Ruislip Manor Library on Tuesday 14 January following 12-weeks of refurbishments.

The Leader of the Council cut the ribbon to mark the occasion, alongside the Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr David Yarrow.

They were also joined by ward councillors, council employees, residents and year 5 pupils from Lady Bankes Junior School who performed a series of poems.

Cllr Ray Puddifoot said: “Our libraries are well-used community hubs and we recognise their importance to local residents. While other boroughs are cutting library services, we are continuing to invest in our facilities to ensure they look fresh and welcoming and meet the modern-day needs of visitors.

“Ruislip Manor Library’s new-look is fantastic, and I hope that residents and the wider community enjoy the newly revitalised space.”

The library was transformed in 12 weeks as part of a new £3 million two-year refurbishment programme that will see the borough’s libraries enhanced to improve the resident experience.

The improved space has a new open plan look with distinct zones using a variety of colours and a new and improved children’s area with acoustic panels that condense sound.

The study area and IT room have also been improved, with plug-in points and bigger tables.

Each library refurbishment will aim to follow the same design principles to ensure a consistent look and feel. However, as each library interior is unique, some features may need to be adapted.

Charville Library is currently closed as part of the programme and this will be followed by Harefield Library in February.

They are both due to reopen in March.

For more information about Hillingdon’s libraries, please visit

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