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Friends of Cobbett Road Library (FCRL) is an informal group of people of all ages who meet at monthly intervals in the library. FCRL initially came into being to protect a greatly valued community asset and members set about publicising their cause in the local newspaper, putting posters in their windows. Since then the FCRL and Cobbett Road Library have gone from strength to strength organising events, activities and, with Library staff, making the library the centre of a friendly and lively local community.
As usual, we took part in Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday September 27. We raised £55 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Library's future is secured. What was the "Save YOUR Library" page is now called "Campaigning 2011 to 2016", and has details of who has been operating the Library from June 4, and how the change from Council operation came about.
SCiA group now lease and operate Cobbett
Monday 10am to 7pm
Wednesday 10am to 5pm
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 1pm
Click here to register for the Friends of Cobbett Road Library Newsletter
There is no car parking available at Cobbett Hub - the nearest on-street area without parking restrictions is about 150 yards away in Cobbett Road.
Bus services to and from the City centre are frequent - First Bus/City Red 8, BlueStar 3, 16 & 18, Xelabus X10 all stop nearby. Follow this link to Google Maps showing the location of their stops and Bitterne Railway Station.
The Library's postcode is SO18 1HL, but online maps show that location some distance from building. We could offer latitude and longitude, but a more user-friendly system is What3Words, where the Library entrance is coded hired.solo.lace and the end of the no-parking yellow line in Cobbett Road is exists.agrees.broke (pretty much where online maps show the postcode "pin"). Some in-car GPS sets can use What3Words locations.
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