About Friends of Stoneleigh Library

Friends of Stoneleigh Library is a charitable association that was formed specifically in response to Surrey County Council's plans for certain local libraries in Surrey, including Stoneleigh, to become volunteer-run community libraries. Stoneleigh Community Library is a partnership between Surrey County Council and the Friends of Stoneleigh Library ensuring that Stoneleigh continues to have a viable and vibrant community library well into the future.


  • To keep Stoneleigh library open and running for the benefit and enjoyment of local people.
  • To advance the education of local people by the provision of a lending library and information centre.
  • To revitalise and expand the operation of Stoneleigh library.
  • To provide a meeting and drop-in facility for local people including hiring out of the facilities where appropriate.
  • To provide support for the development of community projects of benefit to local people.
  • To undertake all such activities as are necessary and ancillary to the above including provision of refreshments for sale.

Mission Statement

Friends of Stoneleigh Library believes that a local library is a vital component in building a strong and vibrant local community.

Enthusiastic and committed volunteers are an essential part of our team and we value their contribution to ensure that Stoneleigh continues to have a library service that is relevant and accessible to everyone in the local community.

Legal Status

Friends of Stoneleigh Library is a small unincorporated charitable association which since the 6th July 2017 has been registered with the Charity Commission with Registered Charity Number 1173703. Prior to this date Friends of Stoneleigh Library was a small unincorporated charitable association but with an annual income of under £5000 and hence not registrable with the Charity Commission, but was recognised by HMRC as a charity for UK tax purposes. and had been allocated a HMRC Charity Tax Reference Number.

Friends of Stoneleigh Library Data Privacy Notice

Friends of Stoneleigh Library are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This notice explains when and why we collect personal information about you, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

What personal data we collect

We obtain information about you if you register to receive news and information from us.

We may communicate with you using a third-party email provider, MailChimp, who may collect information if you interact with these emails. For more information, please see their privacy policy at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Voice is the organisation that hosts our website. Links to their privacy policy and details of how and why they use Cookies are provided below.



What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information collected by Friends of Stoneleigh Library is very limited and usually only includes your name and contact details. If we need to collect other data from you, we will explain why and what we are going to use it for. You have a right to refuse to give us any personal data.

How we use your personal data

We use your information to keep you up to date with news, events and activities at Stoneleigh Community Library. We will not contact you unless you have given us consent to do so.

Who we share it with

We will never share your information with anyone else without your consent.

How you can access or update your personal information

You are entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information that we hold on you. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails; or by contacting us in person; or emailing your request to us at friendsstoneleighlib@gmail.com.

How we keep your data safe and secure

When you give us personal information, we take steps to respect its confidentiality. We have measures in place that limit access to your information. Only those volunteers who need to come into contact with that data, to provide you with library news, will do so. All activity on your record is password protected.

Contact us

You have a right to remove your consent at any time. If you would like to do this or if you have any queries about this notice or you wish to raise privacy concerns with us, please email us at friendsstoneleighlib@gmail.com.