CRAYFORD is to get a brand new library as part of a housing and community development in the town centre.

The new building will be larger than the existing library and will be built behind Crayford Town Hall.

Facilities will include an IT suite, a meeting room for public hire and a separate children’s area with books and computers.

There will also be a study area and a choice of quiet areas throughout the library.

Bexley Council's cabinet member for leisure, Councillor Peter Catterall, said: "I am delighted that the regeneration scheme has given us the opportunity to provide the town with a brand new library.

"This library will be right at the heart of the new development, and can act as a real hub for the community."

The existing library will remain open until shortly before the new library is completed in the summer.