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Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Bidford Community Library

Bidford Library

Bidford Community Library Ltd. will be providing a full 'County Library Service' to the communities of Bidford on Avon and the neighbouring villages from April 2012.

The day to day running of the library is carried out entirely by volunteers.

Existing users of the County Library Service can continue to use their current county library cards.

New Services will be provided including the CAB advice unit and a new live webcam link to the District Council Offices in Stratford to avoid travelling to Elizabeth House.

If you don't use the Library but would like to support the Community Library and Community Hub why not join our BCL Friends Scheme for a small annual subscription?


  • Good Friday 18 April - Closed
  • Easter Saturday 19 April - Closed
  • Easter Monday 21 April - Closed
  • Tuesday 22 April - Library Re-opens, 10.00am to 4.00pm

A very happy Easter to all our customers

Mon 11 Nov 2013


Monday 11 November 2013, 7.00 to 9.00pm - for six weeks
Bidford Community Library, Bidford-on-Avon.

This course is intended for people wishing to improve on their skills using Word, Excel and PowerPoint (MS Office 10). It will be useful to anyone who has started (or about to start) their own business and who needs to develop their skills for letter writing, mail-lists, mailshots, accounting, marketing and promotional purposes.

To book your place please contact Clerk to the Council, Mrs Elisabeth Uggerløse.

Full details of the course can be read in the leaflet below:

Wed 13 Nov 2013


Wednesday 13 November 2013, 1.00 to 3.00pm - for six weeks
Bidford Community Library, Bidford-on-Avon.

This is a course for absolute beginners who want to know how to use Windows (version 7 used), how to organise their files and folders, how to use the Web and email. Also how to work with documents in Word - and add pictures to documents.

To book your place please contact Clerk to the Council, Mrs Elisabeth Uggerløse.

Full details of the course can be read in the leaflet below:

Autumn 2013


The document below lists the courses and workshops being run at Bidford Library for the Autumn Term 2013.

To book your place please contact Clerk to the Council, Mrs Elisabeth Uggerløse.

The aims of Bidford Community Library Ltd.

The aims of the company are:

  1. To provide a library service for the local community and to facilitate a community hub to promote community cohesion;
  2. To provide social, entertainment and educational services and activities which could help reduce feelings of isolation and rural deprivation;
  3. To promote volunteering, interaction, communication and wellbeing between individuals, groups and businesses to enhance community spirit;
  4. To provide and develop IT facilities including internet usage for the community and to develop a support network for users as required;
  5. To encourage all sections of the community to use the services and facilities provided and to focus the provision on the needs as recognised and in particular to encourage new skills;
  6. To provide services by associating with voluntary organisations, local authorities, health organisations, local communities and local organisations in a common effort to provide services enabling individuals to move forward with their lives;
  7. To manage and improve the facilities and services of the Company which, in the opinion of the Directors, may enhance the sustainability of the Company.

The Directors of Bidford Community Library.
Library volunteers with well known children’s book author, Anne Fine.

Guy Warner from Warner’s Budgens presenting a cheque for £918.78 to Kim James and Elisabeth Uggerloese, Directors of Bidford Community Library Ltd. This was collected by Warner’s Budgens Local Community Savings Scheme which selected Bidford Community Library as its partner in April 2012. A big 'thank you' to Warner’s Budgens and to all shoppers who have dropped the green token into the box! Please continue to do so.

Elisabeth Uggerloese (BCL), Guy Warner (Warner's Budgens) and Angela Ballard (BCL) in January 2013.
Angela Ballard (BCL), Elisabeth Uggerloese (BCL) and Guy Warner(Warner's Budgens) in January 2013.

Guy Warner presenting a cheque from Warner's Budgens to Elisabeth Uggerloese , a Director of BCL, in January 2013.
First computer course run at BCL during May/June 2013.

BCL at the Buy in Bidford Christmas Event, November 2013.

Sponsored Walk

BCL Director Patricia Atkins is doing a walk from Stratford upon Avon to The Globe Theatre in London in April 2013. Patricia is raising funds for Bidford Community Library Ltd. Sponsorship form are available online and at the library.


News and Further Information

Also see our Save Our Library campaign page, for more information about the fight to keep Bidford Library open in the face of threatened closure.

Bidford Community Library Directors' Meetings Minutes


Bramley Way
B50 4QG
(next to the school)

Opening Hours

10.00am to 4.00pm

10.00am to 4.00pm

10.00am to 6.00pm

10.00am to 1.00pm

Contact Information

Telephone: 01789 773239


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