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Village library to close and be replaced by mobile service

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: August 15, 2012

Banwell Library will close at the end of August

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A village library in North Somerset will be replaced by a mobile service when it closes at the end of the month.

North Somerset Council has today confirmed that Banwell Library will close on Friday, August 31.

The council held a review of its library services in 2009, and says visitors to Banwell Library have dropped by 58 per cent in the past three years.

After its closure, the village will be visited by a mobile library every Thursday afternoon.

It will visit Banwell’s West Street car park between 2pm and 5pm every Thursday from September 6 onwards, while computer facilities will remain available at Banwell Children’s Centre.

The council says Banwell Library's closure coincides with plans to refurbish the library at Winscombe.

Cllr Felicity Baker, North Somerset Council’s executive member responsible for libraries, said: "Planning is under way and we are close to a property solution for Winscombe.

"Although this will not be finalised or sorted during the next two months we are confident that we have found a solution that represents value for money and improves the facilities for the long term."

For more information on the library service at Banwell, visit the North Somerset Council website.

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