Bexley’s Archive Centre awarded accreditation after meeting national standards

PUBLISHED: 14:16 21 July 2017

Bexleyheath Central Library (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Bexleyheath Central Library (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)


The Archive Service Accreditation Panel said it is an “exemplary, effective borough service”

Bexley’s Local Studies and Archive Centre has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation.

The service has met definted national standards relating to management and resourcing, the care of its unique collections and what it odders to its wide range of users.

Councillor Peter Craske, cabinet member responsible for the service, said: “Local people are proud of the borough and its past and the centre works with people if all ages to help them appreciate our rich culture and history.

“The team’s passion and enthusiasm is clear to anyone who uses the service or visits the centre and I am delighted that their hard work has been recognised.”

Bexley Local Studies and Archives is based at the Central Library in Bexleyheath and collects, preseves and makes available current and historic materials on the borough.

Its collections represent a source of information about the people, places and events that make up Bexley’s history.

The Archive Service Accreditation Panel, commended Bexley Archives as an “exemplary, effective borough service, which serves its community with an impressive range of access opportunities and partnerships.”

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