Sandgate Library: New Beginnings 2022

We’ve been doing something *very* special to Sandgate Library…

Over the last month, the library has had a lot of improvements. A new accessible toilet has been built, and the front door access improved for wheelchairs and buggies. We’ve added new storage and changed the lighting to be more energy efficient and less hard on the eyes. There are also a range of other improvements to make it a nicer, and more accessible, place to be.

There is a little further to go, but we’re thrilled with what has been done. We can’t wait to share it with you.

We’ve reopened Sandgate Library again from 9.30 Saturday 1st October, and then should be open for our usual opening hours.

Come and have a look – it’s well worth it!

The library works have been fully funded by:

  • S106 money from the Shorncliffe Development (paid by Taylor Wimpey and earmarked for local libraries);
  • a grant from the F&HDC High Street Fund.

In addition, we were delighted to be supported through donations of:

  • free bookcases from a local school after they had a flood, and;
  • free chairs and tables from Saga.

This enabled us to give:

Nothing was wasted!

A local builder has completed the building works after winning the publicly advertised tender, and a local company has reupholstered some of the furniture. We’re proud that Sandgate Library is for the local community, and the refurbishment has also benefited more than library users but also local charities & businesses.