Stoney Stanton Community Library
Chair - Julie Mould-Cook
I've always been passionate about books and reading, I belong to a book group and have done so for many years therefore I use the village library regularly and would be mortified to see it close down.
I think it's a central part of Stoney Stanton life and in time, has the possibility and scope to offer so much more to the village; so I'm very much committed to see the library continue and I'm sure if like minded people think so too, we can do it!
Vice Chair - Stephen Purser
I have lived in the village for over 25 years, and I'm a Parish Councillor (at least until May, when elections are to be held). I retired in 2011 after almost 40 years in local government.
I was an active library user in my youth - my family went through periods of hardship and the library was my only source for the science fiction books I then loved. So I feel I owe a debt to the library movement which I hope I can now repay.
As a village we have few community buildings which are open regularly and to which villagers can go freely so it is important that we try to keep our library. And we must work to develop the services it offers so it helps all sections of our community. With your help, we can do this.
Treasurer - Pauline Fergusson
I have spend almost all my working life in accountancy, mostly in manufacturing industries, but since taking early retirement in 2007, as the Finance Manager for a community organisation based in Huncote.
On my CV I have always listed reading as a hobby, as my older brother taught me to read before I started school and I have enjoyed it ever since!
Coming from a village about the same size as Stoney Stanton was when we moved here in 1984, the library was part of the village school and so was just there, to be used and enjoyed. That is why I want the same for this village, for it to become a place that is more than just a library and for it to be a meeting place for all to use and enjoy.
Secretary - Philippa Wainwright
I retired in 2015 after 24 years of working in a school, starting as School Secretary and ending as Business Manager. I have always loved reading and, as a child, spent many happy hours in Leicester’s central library. I moved to Hinckley when I married and my children and I spent a lot of time in Hinckley’s library. Stoney Stanton has been my home for 14 years now and I always considered the library to be a great village resource.
As a child I always wanted to work in a library and so last year I jumped at the chance to volunteer in the village. I thoroughly enjoy the hours I spend in the library and I am proud to be a part of the dedicated team of volunteers that has been able to keep it open for the benefit of the community. I look forward to seeing it go from strength to strength.
Property Services Officer - Robin Cole
I have lived in the village for over 35 years and both children were educated here before moving on.
I have had a life in textiles, ending up running my own company, one of the largest childrenswear suppliers to the chainstores.
I have always been an avid reader. Hours were spent in Clarendon Park Road library as a young boy, reading Biggles long before my parents thought I was old enough.
I therefore feel strongly about the continued presence of a library and feel the transfer of this to the community could well allow greater interaction and participation with all ages in the village.
Premises Officer - Neil Bennett
Information Technology & Events - Vicky Wells
I have always had a love of reading which started with regular trips to school and village libraries and even found myself in the Leicester Mercury after being lucky enough to meet children's author, Allan Ahlberg when I was about 7 years old.
I feel that the library is a valuable resource to the community and transferring it to a community run service will enable us to make it more accessible and available to the local community. I look forward to assisting in keeping this service open and ensuring it continuously improves for the benefit of its users.
Volunteer Coordinator - Brian Sanderson
I have lived in Stoney Stanton for over 14 years and although I am not a regular user of Libraries I feel that for those who do use it on a regular basis every effort should be made to keep the library open. The Stoney Stanton library is an asset to the village and it would be a great loss if it were to close. I am an avid reader and can sometimes devour a book in one sitting. I come from a background in Adult Education and IT having managing large Government funded contracts I spent the last 16 years in this field. I am looking forward to being pat of the team ensuring that the library continues to serve the community.
Secondhand Book Sales - Sarah Eaves
I have lived in the village for 20 years and have used the library for many of those years, mainly with my daughters as they grew up. I have been a Parish Councillor since 2001 and have come to know many of the residents of our village. I am proud to live and volunteer in the village and consider the Community Library to be a vital hub and amenity for villagers of all ages.
Reading has always been a love of mine and I am thoroughly enjoying volunteering in there and helping with the second-hand book sale fundraising.
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