I am advised that sections of strip lighting fell from the ceiling in the childrens part of the library on Saturday afternoon. Luckily no one was injured but this has now called into question how secure the light fittings are in other parts of the library. The light fittings in question appear to be original (older fittings) and not part of the capital improvement works carried out last year.
The Council's Urban Design and Health & Safety Officers visited this morning and sadly a decision has had to be taken, in the interests of every ones safety, to close the library until the lighting can be thoroughly checked throughout. Appropriate notices will be placed on the library entrance to re-direct service users to alternative libraries and an update to the Council library web pages will also be arranged shortly.
At the moment it we do not know how long the library will remain closed but Councillor Dring and I will do all we can to ensure everything will be done to get back to normal as soon as possible.