THE FUTURE of essential services in Alcester and the surrounding parishes have been saved.
County council chiefs recently voted to allow the ‘Globe House’ building to become a cultural hub.
The decision means the present library will relocate – after alterations have been carried out – into the Globe building.
This will not only secure the future of Library Services in the town but also preserve the Alcester Roman Museum.
It will also ensure Warwickshire Direct, police reporting services and all the voluntary services presently occupying the premises security for the future.
And after five years of work, the move means Alcester Town Council now has a permanent, secure base from which it can operate.
Coun Mike Gittus said: “This has been one of my major localism projects for years and it enables us to secure the future of essential face to face services for the district of Alcester and surrounding parishes.
“It has been a long haul and there have been many practical and physical hurdles to overcome. The delays in moving forward have been caused by the sheer number of agencies involved and their needs and requirements within the building.
“But the provision has been non-political with support from all parties and the entire community.
“I would like to congratulate everyone involved in bringing this scheme to a positive conclusion – in particular officers and members of Alcester Town Council, Stratford District Council and Warwickshire County Council.”