Two Lancashire libraries to reopen

Friday, November 09, 2018

Libraries in Cleveleys and Pike Hill in Burnley will be reopening following agreement from Lancashire County Council's Cabinet.

Pike Hill and Cleveleys have been the subject of interest from community groups, who would have taken over the running.

These groups withdrew their interest and the county council has now decided to reopen and run these libraries itself.

These two libraries closed in 2016 following a decision by the previous political administration.

County Councillor Peter Buckley, Cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: "Libraries are a vital service at the heart of our communities, offering free access to books and information, as well as being a place where communities can get together. This is why we're keen to get these libraries back open again as soon as we can.

"Our officers will be sorting out the necessary work needed to reopen these libraries, which will take a little time, so that people can benefit from them once again."

The county council will announce more details such as re-opening dates and opening hours, once they have been confirmed.

Cabinet also considered a proposal to relocate Kirkham library to nearby Milbanke Day Centre and Home for Older People. This is no longer being considered and the library will stay in its current location.

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