These buildings which have provided learning and information for people for decades are to close their doors on Friday for a final time.Advertisement
Lancashire County Council has pushed ahead with its plan to closure hundreds of community buildings across the county.
Preston and South Ribble libraries and childrens centres are among those due to close on Friday (30 September).
The following buildings will stamp their last book on Friday:
Bamber Bridge Library
Residents in Lostock Hall will also see their library and childrens centre stop operating at some point between 1 October and 30 November – the county council cannot yet say exactly when.
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A number of county councillors had triggered a call-in of the libraries closure plan, which is the county council’s property strategy.
It was debated during a Monday meeting of the cabinet who agreed to continue with the proposals as is and uphold its decision earlier in September. It says the buildings must close as it needs to find £200m in savings by 2020 due to central government funding cutbacks.
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