Work at Pill library and children’s centre ‘taking longer than expected’

PUBLISHED: 16:00 17 July 2017

The new centre will open on Tuesday, August 22.

The new centre will open on Tuesday, August 22.

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The library and children’s centre in Pill will re-open six weeks later than planned.

North Somerset Council has been refurbishing the library building at Crockerne House, in Underbanks, since April.

The authority had planned for the centre to be closed for two months, but work is taking longer than anticipated.

The work is being done so the children’s centre – which is currently based at Crockerne Primary School – can move into the library building as part of a cost-cutting exercise.

The library is being remodelled and the council is creating an outdoor play area for children to use.

The centre was due to re-open on July 11, after a two-month closure, but it will now not be up and running until August 22.

The council’s executive member with responsibilities for libraries councillor Felicity Baker said: “We are conscious of the inconvenience this may cause and will be extending the arrangements for the temporary library provision at the Salvation Army in Heywood Road in order to maintain a library service in the village.”

The pop-up library will be in Heywood Road every Friday from 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-5pm until August 11.

MORE: Two children’s centres to close to save money.


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