Visit from the High Sheriff

Visit from the High Sheriff

On 1st July, we had a visit from the High Sheriff of Somerset, Thomas Sheppard, accompanied by the Chief Executive of the Somerset Community Fund, visited The Thomas Poole Library Nether Stowey.

The Library was one of five organisations that Mr Sheppard was visiting in West Somerset to learn about community activity in the area. He was met by Catherine Christie, Eliza Sackett and Roger Stacey, and they impressed on him that the Library building was not just about books but was a social and cultural hub for the village and surrounding area.

It was terrific and very informative to hear about the role the library plays in your community and how, in the hands of the community, it has become so much more than ‘just a library’.  It was a flying visit on our part but you did a really great job is helping us understand the way you have become a real catalyst within the area. As we come out of lockdowns (hopefully!) and you get back to business as usual, I am sure you will have an important role in the months and years to come.

Justin Sargent OBE