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Round the World in Bedford | 26 October 2012
Updated info on the Library website about African Caribbean Bedford, Asian Bedford and European Bedford, each giving info about art and music; country information; books, films and newspapers; languages; religion and festivals; culture and heritage; connections; facts and figures.
Multilingual 'Welcome' poster | 10 February 2012
John Thompson designs multilingual 'Welcome' posters, and would be pleased to design one for your organisation, free-of-charge.
Contact John at: jsthompson2001 at hotmail.com.
Southend's information advice service for Polish and Roma people | 27 January 2012
Since June 2008, Jadzia Haughton, a Polish speaking advisor from the local community, has been employed by Southend Borough Council to run an information advice service based at the Central Library. This weekly service has helped hundreds of Borough residents with enquiries around electoral registration, taxation, dealing with debt companies, education and NHS appointments to name but a few. A main focus of support has also been to assist the filling in of forms for Polish speaking members of the local community.
In 2011, 319 people were helped with 519 enquiries.
Also last year, the library service linked up with Essex Fire and Safety Service and independent charity, the Electrical Safety Council to begin offering free EU-to-UK conversion electrical plugs along with copies of two Polish / English language information leaflets: Adapt your electrical appliances for safe UK use and Fire Safety in the Home.