Today came the news that Perry Common Library is temporarily closed to the public. According to the Library’s internet link:
Perry Common Library is now closed until further notice due to electrical problems. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.
Councillor Keith Linnecor on his blog reports that
The light fittings in question appear to be original (older fittings) and not part of the capital improvement works carried out last year.
The Council’s Urban Design and Health & Safety Officers visited this morning and sadly a decision has had to be taken, in the interests of every ones safety, to close the library until the lighting can be thoroughly checked throughout. Appropriate notices will be placed on the library entrance to re-direct service users to alternative libraries and an update to the Council library web pages will also be arranged shortly.
At the moment it we do not know how long the library will remain closed
TheB44 reported earlier in the year how Perry Common Library was thriving after refurbishment so this news is a great shame to the local area.
TheB44 will inform readers when the Library reopens.