WORK will get underway next week to relocate Stonehouse Library into the Town Hall.

Work will begin on Monday 2 December, with the relocation due to be completed in April 2020. Stonehouse Town Council has moved from the Town Hall to a temporary office at 14 High Street and will be based there until work on the library relocation is completed.

The current library building in Elm Road has become outdated and difficult to maintain, so with Stonehouse Town Council, the county council proposed moving the facility into the Town Hall.

It means the library will benefit from a presence on the High Street, encouraging more people to visit, while making it easier for residents to access library and town council services under one roof.

The move will also help extend the library’s opening hours and set up new activities, such as clubs that can be based there.

Members of the public responded positively to the proposal and the decision has now been made to go ahead with the plans.