Background and History
Following the decision by Bucks County Council in early 2006 that they would no longer provide a library in Iver Village or Richings Park, a public meeting was called by South Bucks District Council to help mobilise the local community into finding a replacement service. Out of this meeting two local residents task-
Both communities were circulated with a questionnaire to gauge the likely support there would be for a locally-
The two task-
In order to obtain maximum tax benefits via Grant Aid tax relief and to qualify as a legal entity for the purpose of signing leases and employing staff, a company limited by guarantee was formed on August 18th, 2006 called Iver Community Libraries Ltd (ICLL). ICLL has also been registered with the Charity Commissioners.
At the start, Bucks County Council ( BCC ) showed an interest in what we were doing and stated that if we could come up with a viable business plan then they would be prepared to rent us the current Iver Library premises at a non-
We were still determined to go ahead and had support both moral and financial from Iver Parish Council and South Bucks District Council. In Richings Park it was fortunate that Cornerstone was able to let us have their back room for a branch library. Due to a lack of funding though we were finally forced to close this branch at the end of March 2013.
We are now seeking funding for an extension building to be added to Iver Village Infants School that would allow us to operate a joint school and community library from those premises. The Board of Governors and the Head of the school are extremely keen on the plan and we have the support of Bucks Library Service who would provide both books and the link into their computer system provided we laid on the volunteer staff for the venture.