The borough council’s chief executive is quoted as saying during an interview last year: “….the land east of Knoll Road where there are proposals for a new library….”
Now, if there are proposals for a new library, presumably expenditure on the fabric of the existing one should be kept to a minimum? Yet, it’s about to be closed “from 5pm on Saturday 28 November for essential window replacement and asbestos removal. They hope to reopen in early February 2016.”
Of course, the work may, indeed, be “essential”. Or maybe it’ll prove to be a bit of a waste of money because the building becomes redundant in the near future. Or maybe the proposals for a new library just won’t happen. It wouldn’t be the first time – or the second time – that a local plan has gone nowhere, unfortunately.