9th Dec, 2016

Free Wi-Fi at Evesham & Pershore libraries thanks to a grant

Joshua Godfrey 16th Aug, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM and Pershore library users can now access free Wi-Fi thanks to a grant from Arts Council England.

Installations and upgrades are now complete at both libraries allowing residents, students and businesses to take advantage of the free connectivity boost.

The free Wi-Fi access has been made possible after Worcestershire County Council successfully secured more than £100,000 through Arts Council England in September last year to upgrade internet access at 18 libraries in the county.

Coun Lucy Hodgson, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Localism and Communities, said: “Libraries are busy community hubs that bring people together and we hope that free Wi-Fi will encourage more people to use and enjoy their local libraries in Worcestershire.

“This is an exciting opportunity which allows us to increase the digital offering in our libraries, look to develop new partnerships and build a strong and sustainable library network across the county for the future.”