The Conservative Group Leader, Cllr Tony Janio, announced the first manifesto commitment that will form part of the Conservative election platform in 2019.
Conservatives Vow to Keep Hove Library in The Carnegie Building
Speaking in City Chambers, at a meeting of The Policy, Resources, and Growth Committee, Cllr Janio stated categorically that Hove Library would remain in the iconic Carnegie building if Conservatives are in Administration following next year’s elections.
In Sussex, there were a total of four Carnegie libraries; one at Hove, Eastbourne, Worthing and Littlehampton. Today only Hove and Littlehampton are still in active library use, and the Conservative Group of Councillors have publicly stated that they will keep Hove Library in the Carnegie building if they are in Administration. On the 8th of July 2018 Hove Library will celebrate the 110th year since it was officially opened.
Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835, in Dunfermline, Scotland. After moving to the United States, he worked a series of railroad jobs. By 1889 he owned Carnegie Steel Corporation, the largest of its kind in the world. In 1901 he sold his business and dedicated his time to expanding his philanthropic work, including the building of Hove’s Carnegie library, which began in 1907. Hove Library’s façade was designed in Renaissance style and faced with Doultine stone. [src1] [src2]