Following the success of the Friends of Mirfield Library in retaining the library service, there’s still no confirmation from Kirklees about the future of the library building. Despite this, Friends have continued to look at the bigger picture and ‘plan for the future’.
The Library Garden for instance – a pleasant leafy asset right in the town centre. A place to sit and watch the world go by. A place to rest and relax on a hot day. A place simply to enjoy.
Local Authority cuts have meant that Kirklees no longer do the regular maintenance work or provide bedding plants. So, for the past year, The Friends of Mirfield Library ‘gardening division’ have been supplying the necessary care and attention.
They have recently designed, and refurbished the library garden using plants and shrubs to give permanent, all year round colour and interest – and thanks go to the Mirfield Round Table for their strong support and help.
Jenny Tomlinson Walsh Chair of the Friends commented: ‘It has been hard work but has shown wonderful results – the Friends ‘gardening division’ should feel proud. The work has been competed in time for the Library Garden Party on Saturday 11th June to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday.’