Barkway Reading Room re-opens

A CROW country village celebrated the re-opening of one of its landmarks last weekend.

The Barkway Reading Room, which had been shut for a year to undergo electrical and insulation work, is used for community activities and as a meeting room.

It was re-opened by Barkway Parish councillors on Saturday, with a large number of local residents turning out to see the improvements.

Parish councillor Ken McCormick said: “Now that the work in the Reading Room has been completed to a high standard, it can once again be used by Barkway village organisations as a meeting place and as a book lending centre.”

The work was financed by grants obtained by the Parish Council from Hertfordshire Voluntary Foundation and county councillor Tony Hunter’s Locality Budget.


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The grade II listed building has been in the village since 1897.

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