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Local house builder Rectory has continued its work to support Haddenham Community Library (HCL) for the fifth consecutive year. HCL, one of 14 community libraries in the county of Buckinghamshire, provides much more than just traditional library services and has been a cornerstone of community since 2012, enabling lifelong learning, and offering a local hub for activities, clubs, advice and information.

Rectory has a track record of supporting local initiatives, providing both financial and strategic support to a number of local causes. Simon Vickers, the chairman of Rectory is the honorary president of the board of the library, which as a charity relies heavily on financial support from local businesses, and the team of 50 trained volunteers. Simon comments: "We are delighted that we are able to continue working with HCL, providing support to extend its reach and range of services. With our head office located in Haddenham, along with our latest development, The Chilterns, we work closely with the local community on a daily basis, and understand the importance of securing the future of such a vital part of the community."

Following assistance from Rectory and other local businesses, HCL's children's area has been fully refurbished this autumn. There are also plans to extend the existing building to create a separate meeting room, following pro-bono architectural consultation by Rectory themselves. Emma Foster, Haddenham Community Library Manager comments: "This refurbishment project was made possible by the fantastic donors and sponsors to Haddenham Community Library, particularly Rectory Homes' extremely generous sponsorship."

Steve Sharp, Chariman of HCL, added: "As well as focussing on learning and education opportunities, we provide space for a number of crucial community services and interest groups, including two bridge clubs, a yoga class, knitting and spinning groups, craft workshops, and the Haddenham Village Society. We are dedicated to inspiring and supporting local residents, providing expert staff and a welcoming environment for the community to enjoy learning and recreational opportunities."

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