All posts tagged "Whiston Library"

  • 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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  • Knowsley Proposal to Cut Library Opening Times, Review Jobs

    Knowsley Council have announced proposals to reduce¬†opening hours at each of the borough’s five remaining libraries. According to an undated letter from KMBC to library users, they plan to close Prescot, Halewood and Stockbridge Village libraries for...

    • Posted December 22, 2014
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  • What’s Happening to Whiston Library?

    Whiston Library can be reopened as a place of opportunity for all ages – but only with your help. Since October 2013, Our Whiston Library, aka OWL, has had a vision to see Whiston Library saved from...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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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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  • If We Don’t Act, We Lose Whiston Library

    On 1 April 2014, Whiston Library will close – unless you and I commit the time and effort to keep it open for ourselves and future generations. There’s a time for bemoaning the devastating budget cuts that...

    • Posted February 18, 2014
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  • Whiston Library Looking for Community Support

    A group set up to save Whiston Library from closure is looking for community support at a meeting this Thursday. Our Whiston Library, AKA OWL, invites everyone to the public gathering at Robert Foulkes Centre, Cook Street...

    • Posted January 27, 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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