During this year, the Reading Room Committee decided to improve the heating arrangements in the building and, over the last 2 weeks, new heaters have been installed in all the principal rooms. It is hoped that these will be enjoyed by all users. Other improvement plans are being considered but these will be dependent on architects’ advice, complying with any planning requirements and, finally, the necessary cash being available. The Committee is very grateful to all who have helped with the two jumble sales in 2016 and to those organisations that have generously supported the Reading Room. The next jumble sale will take place on Saturday 25th March 2017 and the usual leaflets will be circulated a week before.