Customer service centre opens

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A NEW centre bringing together council services, health services and a library was officially opened in Rawmarsh, Rotherham, yesterday.

The £5m building in Barbers Avenue combines Rawmarsh Library, a Rotherham Council “customer service centre” and the Rawmarsh Health Centre, which currently looks after around 4,000 patients. As well as being able to visit a GP, residents can now also attend appointments for community health services such as physiotherapy, podiatry, midwifery and speech and language therapy.

The new-look Rawmarsh Library, meanwhile, offers free internet access and an ancestry service.

Coun Shaun Wright, Mayor of Rotherham, officially opened the building yesterday. He said: “The opening of this centre is a great boost for people in Rawmarsh and I’m delighted to be invited to perform the official opening, in my role as Mayor and a ward councillor for Rawmarsh and Parkgate.

“This is a state-of-the-art major investment for the area and allows people easy access to essential services in one location.”