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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Good News on Library Future

A recent article in the Lymington Times ran with the headline 'Museum display could help save village library from cut' 

The future of our village library, and the concept for a Milford on Sea Museum in the village are actually separate topics, and not mutually dependent on each other.

The excellent news is that the Village Hall Trustees have secured the immediate future of the Milford on Sea Library if it is run on a voluntary basis. 

To date they have already attracted more than 60 volunteers, and they are also offering to review the hall rent on a concessionary basis for one year with an option to review it for the next year.

The Milford Village Association would like to reassure library users that the future of the Library is not dependant upon a museum in the village hall.

On the occasion of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the Milford Village Association were pleased to donate half the cost of the fire-proof cabinets to store Milford Historical Record Society documents in the village rather than Winchester, Southampton and Lymington as mentioned in the article.

The trustees of the Milford Village Association (who run the Village Hall), are now awaiting a statement as to the feasibility of a proposed museum from the Milford-on-Sea Historical Record Society. Keith Metcalf is also working on the concept of museum, whether created in the library or somewhere else in the village.

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