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Delight as Information Centre opens six days a week

August 27, 2009 10:41 PM
Brentwood Information Centre

Brentwood Information Centre, based at Pepperell House in the High Street

Brentwood's Liberal Democrats are delighted that the decision has been taken to open the town's Information Centre six days a week, with half days on Wednesday and Saturday and full-day opening on every other day.

Cllr David Kendall asked for the Information Centre to be opened on a Saturday back in January which resulted in a trial Saturday opening. Following a discussion at July's Policy Board he repeated his call, with Lib Dem colleague Cllr Karen Chilvers suggesting closure on another day of the week instead of Saturday.

Cllr Chilvers said:

"This is a sensible move, the trial showed that there was a clear requirement for the Information Centre to be open on a Saturday and we have pushed to make this happen.

"Wednesday was clearly shown to be the quietest day of the week so it makes sense to close for a half day and transfer resources to a Saturday morning in addition."

Cllr Kendall said:

"My original call was to meet the needs of residents during the High Street improvements, but the trial showed that there is a long-term need for the centre to be open on Saturdays."

"I'm pleased to see the administration has responded positively to our call."