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Shepley Hub Community Interest Company ('The Shepley Hub')

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  1. About the Shepley Hub:

    The Shepley Hub is a social enterprise set up by local residents to keep the library in Shepley open on behalf of the community. We aim to do this via an asset transfer from Kirklees Council.

    In order to keep the building available for use, the Hub needs to raise funds from a variety of social enterprise, events, and grants.

    We are governed under company (CIC) law with directors and trustees, plus members. We are supported by local councillors from across the political spectrum, plus Kirklees Library Services. Like us, they recognise that by sharing knowledge and providing local support libraries play an important role in building smarter communities and a competitive economy, with more and better jobs.

    Shepley Library is not just for Shepley residents. We have members who come from near and far, including Shelley, Birds Edge, Stocksmoor, New Mill, Thurstonland, Cumberworth, Holmfirth and the Holme Valley. In fact, from across the whole of Kirklees.

    However, The Shepley Hub's community is global. We are looking at ways in which all libraries can reinvent themselves as community enterprise hubs to support education, skills and learning for residents, groups and businesses. We are particularly focused on taking advantage of the digital knowledge economy to help bring opportunities and investment to the rural South Pennines. The Hub also supports a healthier work-life balance for all.

    This includes championing the UK government's Northern Powerhouse and Cyber Security strategies to build economic resilience and end the skills shortfall.

    *The Shepley Hub - For the Community, By the Community, Bringing the books alive!*

    Please click on the Shepley Village website link for more details and for a link to our facebook page.

    We're also on Twitter @shepleyhub and LinkedIn

Organisation last updated

  1. 06 January 2020

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  1. Shepley Library and Information Centre, Marsh Lane, Shepley, Huddersfield, HD8 8AE
    1. All key services are accessible. Wheelchair access
    2. Either, there are specially marked parking spaces for disabled people, or disabled people can park within 50 metres of an accessible entrance. Disabled parking
    3. There is a toilet which can be accessed by people with disabilities including wheelchair users. This means that it complies with the standards set out in Part M of the Building Regulations,'Access to and use of buildings. Fully accessible toilet