Work has begun on reopening one of Preston’s closed libraries.Advertisement
Fulwood Library closed in late September last year but a pledge to reopen it looks set to be fulfilled.
Lancashire County Council became Conservative controlled in May’s local elections and the group pledged to reverse all the library closures.
A last-ditch halt on the contracts being exchanged on Fulwood Library being sold to Tech Turf as its new headquarters.
Workmen have now been spotted measuring up the library and beginning the work to restore it.
A spokesman for the county council said there was no date yet for reopening the library but it should be ‘relatively soon’.
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In July the county council’s cabinet agreed a £1.7million fund for the reopening of 14 libraries across Lancashire by July 2018.
More than 4,000 people signed a petition to try and stop Fulwood Library closing under the previous administrations cutbacks, with figures showing Fulwood was one of the most used libraries – second only to the Harris in Preston.
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