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Carnegie Civic and Community Centre

The Carnegie Civic and Community Centre is the base of operations for Stapleford Town Council. The Town Clerk’s office is housed here and Town Council Meetings are usually held here.

Formerly the local library, the Carnegie Centre is a local historic landmark and also houses The Helpful Bureau, a local charity supporting the elderly.

There are two meeting spaces available to hire for meetings or exhibitions, consultations etc. Refreshments can be provided or access to the kitchen facilities granted.

Please contact the Clerk’s office to check availability and book.

History of the Carnegie Free Library

A grant from the Carnegie Trust allowed for a Carnegie Free Library to be built in what was then Towle Avenue, Stapleford in 1906. As the site had previously been part of the grounds of Stapleford Hall, owned by the Borlasse-Warren family Towle Avenue was later renamed Warren Avenue.

This building served the community as a library until 1981 when it was replaced by premises purpose built by Nottinghamshire County Council to meet the needs of modern library users. The original library building then stood derelict for a number of years until in 1987 it was purchased, together with the adjacent former fire station premises, by the newly reconstituted Town Council.

Work was undertaken to refurbish the building and in October 1988 the renovated Carnegie Centre was officially opened by Lord Richard Attenborough, whose grandparents had once owned a bakery at the Roach, Stapleford.


Opening hours

  • Monday
    9:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    9:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Thursday
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Also open on Thursday evening from 6pm to 8:45pm.

Rooms can be hired outside of the Clerk's Office opening hours.

Please note that the Clerk only works Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Please book an appointment if you wish to be assured of her availability.

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