Damage to building forces early closure

St Annes Library will be closed while Lancashire County Council investigates structural problems with the building.

Friday, 4th August 2017, 4:24 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 11:53 am
St Anne's Library

Specialist surveyors have advised that the building should be closed for the safety of the public and members of staff until further investigations can be carried out, after some plaster fell from the ceiling.

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The library had been scheduled to close for four weeks later this year to enable a structural survey to be carried out but these unexpected events mean that work has had to be brought forward.

County Councillor Peter Buckley, cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: “We are very sorry for having to close St Annes Library at such short notice, however we must act upon the safety advice of our surveyors while we investigate this issue.”