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Temporary closure of Poulton Library

Poulton Library has closed so that essential repair work can be carried out.

The library on Blackpool Old Road Road closed at 1pm yesterday (Tuesday 23 October) and will reopen as soon as possible.

The closure is necessary to allow essential repair work to the reception ceiling to be carried out.

County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: “We’ve been monitoring the ceiling in the reception area of the library closely for a few weeks now.

“A detailed survey of the ceiling was able to happen yesterday, and following advice we were given, the decision was taken to close the library to allow remedial action to happen quickly and also because the safety of people using our libraries is an absolute priority. The library closed at the end of the normal opening hours yesterday.

“Although we haven’t got a definite date for the library to reopen yet, we will do all we can to make sure that this happens as soon as possible. In the meantime, the nearest alternative libraries that people can use are at Thornton and Fleetwood.

“Customers will not be charged for any books that they are unable to return currently.

“I apologise for any inconvenience that this causes and we will keep people updated about the situation.”

All library members can use their cards at any library in Lancashire. The nearest libraries to Poulton for people to use during the closure are:

• Thornton (Victoria Road East,Thornton Cleveleys) – 0300 123 6703 or thornton.library@lancashire.gov.uk
• Fleetwood (North Albert Street, Fleetwood) – 0300 123 6703 or fleetwood.library@lancashire.gov.uk

Poulton Library is part of Lancashire County Council’s library service.

Anyone who lives in the UK can join a Lancashire library, either online or by visiting in person. It’s free and there are no age restrictions.

For more information, go to www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries

Alternatively call 0300 123 6703.

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