Rugby legend drops in

Wigan RL legend Billy Boston at the opening of the new Hindley Library and Chapter One Cafe with Chloe Leyland and Darren Graeme, who work in the cafe, library supervisor Susan White, Richard Bealing, head of Library and Lifelong Learning Services, and Pete Gascoigne, executive director for Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust for Library Service

Wigan RL legend Billy Boston at the opening of the new Hindley Library and Chapter One Cafe with Chloe Leyland and Darren Graeme, who work in the cafe, library supervisor Susan White, Richard Bealing, head of Library and Lifelong Learning Services, and Pete Gascoigne, executive director for Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust for Library Service

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WIGAN rugby legend Billy Boston was the VIP guest as a series of events marked the new location of Hindley Library.

At the heart of the relocated facility on in Hindley Day Centre in First Avenue, there is also a new cafe Chapter One.

Its introduction by Wigan Council’s People’s Services aims to provide work-related experience to adults with learning difficulties to enable them to gain skills, grow in self-confidence and gain greater independence.

In order to maintain as much provision as possible the new-look library service has reduced costs by altering some opening hours at some premises and relocating and co-locating others.

Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust’s head of Libraries, Rchard Bealing, said: “We’ve had a lot of positive reaction to relocation. And it is already proving a hit with 5,000 visiting it in January alone.”