Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Stirchley Library closes on Saturday

Stirchley Library will be closed from Saturday until some time in the autumn.

The closure is so that refurbishment of the building can take place to allow Stirchley & Brookside Parish Council to share premises with the library.  Co-locating will save money for the parish council and keep the library open.  As the most expensive library by far in Telford and because there are alternative libraries within a couple of miles, Stirchley Library was likely to have been closed in the next year or two.

The closest libraries to Brookside are Madeley, Dawley, Telford Town Centre and Ironbridge in that order.

When the library and parish council offices reopen in the autumn, the building will be renamed the Sambrook Centre in memory of the former chair of the parish council, Ute Sambrook who died of cancer in 2009.