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The Forum Southend-on-Sea is an innovation with community in mind - a library, gallery and educational resource in a contemporary shared space. The Forum is a collaborative project from three partners: Southend Borough Council, University of Essex...more
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Southend Central Library the Forum Elmer Square | Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1NS, England
Lovely Children's library. Lots of cosy places to read including a lovely little garden (which was closed because it was freezing). Toilets within Children's section, which is very useful when you have to take your small ones frequently for a wee! Staff smiley and helpful.
No smiles. no please . no thank-you. don't look please to see you. the food is never cooked properly. it all depends how long they can be away from theirs mobiles.
Music so loud .you can't hear you self talk. such a lovely place, comfortable....More
In the days when the images of libraries may be suffering, this library certainly still shines. I asked for more help than a customer may possibly be justified in asking and without a word provided me with all the information I had requested and enabled...More
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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at The Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017
You are very welcome - thank you for your lovely feedback. We hope to see you again soon!
Great selection of books, very modern building and computers are also available, I found it to be a good place to study
Thank David M
SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at The Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017
Thank you for your review. We are so glad the Forum has been a good study facility for you, and we hope to see you again in the future.
Promotion & Events Team
Southend Libraries & Museums
The old library was one of those 60s disasters where the council thought It would be a good idea to build a giant civic monstrosity.
However they have stumped up the money to build a new one and I'd say it was worth the publics...More
Hi just popped into café Nosh at the Forum Southend for breakfast. To get to the door you need to walk through thousands of cigarette butts as there not swept up. I ordered a cheese and onion toastie - was over charged by 80p and...More
SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team (Southend Libraries & Museums) at The Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear your experience at Nosh was an unpleasant one.
We will make sure your comments are relayed back to the restaurant owners.
Promotion & Events Team (Southend Libraries & Museums)