Update on Tyldesley Library

Update on Tyldesley Library

Visitors to Tyldesley Library have been reassured that alternative facilities will be provided as the building remains closed.

Wigan Council is working to provide extra arrangements to accommodate residents and community groups.

Other community libraries across Wigan Borough have now reopened having been closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, maintenance issues at the Stanley Street site have meant the council has not been able to open its doors.

Councillor Chris Ready, cabinet portfolio holder for communities and culture, said: “We know how important our library spaces are to our communities and want to reassure everyone that facilities will remain available in Tyldesley.

“Unfortunately because it is an old building, its condition has deteriorated during the closedown period while our fantastic library staff were supporting our Covid-19 efforts.

“We are looking at temporary options in the short term to make sure everyone is accommodated, but we would like to reassure residents that library facilities will remain in the town.”

The majority of libraries across Wigan Borough reopened on Monday (November 15), including Ashton, Aspull, Atherton, Golborne, Hindley, Ince, Marsh Green, Platt Bridge, Shevington and Standish.

Councillor Joanne Marshall, cabinet lead member for Green Wigan and a Tyldesley ward representative, said: “We will be able to provide alternative provision that will suit the needs of our community and hope to be able to update everyone on the plans as soon as possible.

“Our library facilities in Tyldesley are very popular and play an important role in our community. We are working hard with council officers to see what options are available both in the short and long term.

“I would also like to reassure everyone that library facilities will be remaining in Tyldesley, we are doing all we can to find a suitable location.”

Wigan Borough residents can access a full range of e-books and e-magazines free-of-charge.

Posted on Wednesday 17th November 2021
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