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Novel idea for supermarket

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: March 21, 2014

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A West Country council is considering plans to create Britain's first library in a supermarket.

Planners at Bath and North East Somerset Council are examining proposals that – if supported – would mean closing and selling off the existing library building in Radstock, Somerset.

Officials at the authority have been approached by bosses at the local Co-operative store, who have offered to host the facility in its revamped building.

Supporters of the novel idea say that the proposed new facility would have improved public access and be able to offer longer opening hours than the current 20 hours per week which are offered to library users.

Local Liberal Democrat county councillor David Dixon said: "It is a really exciting idea. It has never really happened before, which is why we need to think it through."

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