Chatteris Library continues to go from strength to strength thanks to improvements funded by the community. The Friends of Chatteris Library group has invested funds raised locally into the library – and invited residents to take a look at how it’s been spent. Improvements include a new oak noticeboard outside the front and fixtures and fittings to allow artwork to be exhibited. The Friends have also donated books to local schools and bought a new Christmas tree for the library. Other improvements include a makeover of the library garden. Friends member Margaret Allen said: “We thought the front of the library was looking a bit tatty so we decided to give it a makeover. It was going to cost around £700, but fortunately we were given a lot of help.” Local firm Best of British Landscapes cleared the existing garden and laid the foundations and Travis and Perkins donated gravel. Skylark Garden Centre and Chapel Cottage Plants, both of Wimblington, also donated items. The Friends fundraise throughout the year with events like quizzes, tombolas and plant stalls. Members meet on the second Wednesday of the month in the library’s Vermuyden Room and new members are always welcome.
Friends members, Barry Payne and Margaret Allen, show off the new oak noticeboard, above. PHOTO: MFCP14AF08230