The library and children’s centre in Lostock Hall is to be re-opened.Advertisement
County councillor Geoff Driver, who is due to become leader of Lancashire County Council in late May, has pledged his administration will reverse the decision to close and sell the library.
Lostock Hall saw the library building in Watkin Lane closed in late November last year.
The former Labour-controlled county council said it was closing the libraries as part of a plan to save £200million by 2020 due to central government funding cuts.
Cllr Driver, leader of the Conservative group, said his party would be honouring its pledge on re-opening libraries.
Asked about Lostock Hall library and children’s centre he said: “You are correct, Lostock Hall library has not been sold and we will re-open it.
“I can’t give you a definitive timescale for any reopenings, not least because we don’t officially take over until the AGM on 25 May.”
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The decision on Lostock Hall follows the final hour decision on Fulwood Library where contracts had not been exchanged for its sale – with county pulling out of a deal with a Preston firm who wanted to convert the building into offices.
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