Nottinghamshire County Council has launched a new cultural organisation called Inspire, a Community Benefit Society which is part of an innovative strategy led by the County Council to manage some of its libraries, archives and cultural services across the county.
Nottinghamshire County Council’s cultural services have a track record of inspiring people to achieve, learn and develop, whether through a love of reading, music, the arts or education, and Inspire promises to deliver day-to-day business as usual for everyone who uses its services.
Inspire will deliver the following services on behalf of the Council:
- Public Libraries
- Instrumental Music Teaching in Schools
- Community Learning and Skills Service
- Nottinghamshire Music Hub
- Education Library Service.
The Leader of the Council, Councillor Alan Rhodes and Culture Committee Chairman, Councillor John Knight visited Worksop Library earlier this year as part of Inspire’s membership campaign. This short video captures how the visit went:
Benefits of Inspire Membership
It is free to join Inspire. Becoming a member will give people a greater say in the way libraries, archives, arts and adult learning across Nottinghamshire are managed. In addition, the benefits of Inspire membership include:
- Inspire membership newsletters
- special offers
- discounts on events
- invitation to the annual general meeting.
People can still use these cultural services without joining Inspire – but Inspire is keen for everyone to sign up and join the thousands of Inspire members.
To find out more about Inspire and become a member, please visit the Inspire website.