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.

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