Lytham library decision

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed the news Lytham's Library is to be re-opened following the promises made by the Conservative administration at Lancashire County Council.

However, he has revealed his disappointment that the library will not return to its original home in the town's Institute building.

Mr Menzies has fully supported the Friends of Lytham Library and Institute in their bid to have the library reinstated in its original home, as part of a wider community hub.

The county authority instead opted to locate the library in the town's Assembly Rooms.

Mr Menzies said: “I am delighted that library service provision is returning to Lytham after a dreadful absence.

“There was no reason for it ever to have been lost, given the option for the continuation of a fully-costed library service was put to the previous Labour administration -  who instead chose to close libraries across the county.

“However, I am disappointed the library will not be returning to the Institute, which is what I campaigned for alongside the Friends of Lytham Library and Institute.

“But I am pleased library provision will return for residents.

“Now we need to turn our attention to the Institute to see what we can do to ensure its future and how best we can use it for the community.”