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Would you pay £300k for a library? Worle building about to go on the market

PUBLISHED: 10:00 20 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:54 24 April 2017

Worle Library.

Worle Library.

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Worle library will go on the market valued at £300,000, it has been decided.

North Somerset Council has completed a community access review of its libraries and children’s centres, and decided the library, in The Maltings, should move into the children’s centre in Mendip Avenue.

It said many of its libraries had seen a fall in visitor numbers, with Worle’s visitors down by 55 per cent from 2004/05 to 2015/16.

It is now spending more than £800,000 on merging the services across the district.

An estate agent has valued the Worle library building at £300,000, and the council hopes it will be sold as soon as possible.

The children’s centre building is closed while work to move the library in gets underway, but the library is currently still open.

Its services have moved to Castle Batch Children’s Centre, Haywood Village and Locking Castle, and the new library and children’s centre is expected to open in the summer.

Yatton Library will close on April 29 while the children’s centre is moved in.

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