FREE wi-fi at a public library has been welcomed by the local Conservative party.

Patcham Library now has internet access available for the general public.

Geoffrey Theobald, ward councillor, said: “This is excellent news for Patcham residents. We have been pressing for this to happen for about a year and have been somewhat frustrated by how long it has taken.

“However, now free wi-fi is in place I would like to thank council officers for responding positively to local demand for this service.”