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Culture Minister launches free Wi-Fi for Nunhead library


After Nunhead has barely got over the excitement of having its first cash machine, news came this week of Wi-Fi at the library.

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey visited Nunhead Library last week to announce the learning centre’s inclusion in a new BT and Barclays initiative to help more people get online with free community Wi-Fi.

In the same week, Southwark Council announced a new library will be built at the heart of the new Aylesbury development.

The new community hub to be built on the old Amersham Site on Thurlow Street will replace the existing East Street library, which the council says does not have the space to offer a full range of modern services.

Cllr Ian Wingfield, Southwark’s cabinet member for business, employment and culture, said: “While other councils are closing libraries, in Southwark we have worked hard to keep investing and keeping them in place as a vital community space.

“Our East Street library has served local people well but it isn’t set up to offer the full range of services that our residents expect and deserve.

“The new Aylesbury library will offer services to all people but with a particular focus on children and young people that, we hope, will help it become a focal point for the community that surrounds it.”


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