All posts tagged "OWL"

  • Demolition of Whiston Library Begins

    The demolition of the former Whiston Library began on Thursday 10 December. Knowsley Council closed the library in 2013, under strain from government cuts to their budget. Volunteers tried to re-open it with help from Hugh Baird...

    • Posted December 10, 2015
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  • Whiston Library Set for October Demolition, Prescot Library Hours Cut

    The former Whiston Library will be demolished in October 2015, Knowsley Council have announced. The library, on Dragon Drive, shut its doors in March 2014. A deal to re-open it with the support of Hugh Baird College...

    • Posted August 28, 2015
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  • Whiston Library up for Demolition, Sale

    Knowsley Council will knock down the former Whiston Library and sell the land. In July 2013, the council announced they would be closing the library as of 1 April 2014, due to budget cuts. A community group,...

    • Posted February 5, 2015
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  • What’s Happening to Prescot’s Buildings?

    Have you ever passed an iconic Prescot landmark and wondered, What’s happening to that? Leave a comment below or post to the Prescot Online Facebook page if you have other buildings and sites to add to the...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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  • Whiston Library Shuts, Will Re-open April, May

    Whiston Library opens for the last time today, Friday 28 March, to be relaunched in a few weeks’ time as Whiston Library & Community Hub. Under pressure of budget cuts, Knowsley Council voted to close the library...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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  • College & Community Partnership to Save Whiston Library

    Volunteers are joining forces with a Merseyside college to save Whiston Library from closure. The newly formed community group OWL, or Our Whiston Library, plan to team up with Hugh Baird College to keep the building open...

    • Posted January 10, 2014
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