Mobile Library Community Hub

Overview

Mobile library services increasingly need to respond to changes in technology and demand, and provide important connectivity to some of the most remote and isolated communities in Angus, a key issue for Angus LEADER. LEADER funding allowed a much more expansive service development than would have been possible with AngusALIVE’s limited vehicle replacement budget.

What has been your greatest achievement so far?

Getting the vans on the road and enabling a higher service of standard for the customers that is more accessible. Providing a service that doesn’t leave people disadvantaged purely because they live rurally has been a fantastic achievement.

How has your project benefited your local area?

The vans are available to provide the service to many more rural parts of Angus. The are have been 16 news stops including the Angus Glens. The service is more reliable now as the old vans were off the road being repaired so often. Internet access is now available in the vans, which has provided customers with access to information available on the internet for the first time. Some of these beneficiaries are some of the most vulnerable in society in terms of older people and people in remote rural parts of Angus and young families with children

What has been your biggest challenge?

The biggest challenge is to continue to raise awareness of the service. COVID has recently presented a big challenge.
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Project name

Mobile Library Community Hub

Applicant name

Lesley Matthews

Approved grant

£133,018

Fund now closed for further applications