Ellesmere's former library is up for sale

Reporter:

Georgia Macey

The former library and historic building on Victoria Street is up for sale.

Shropshire Council has put Fulwood House on the market after the library relocated last month to the town’s former cottage hospital in Trimpleys Street.

The Grade Two listed building will be auctioned on December 4 by commercial property consultants Lambert Smith Hampton.

There is no indication yet how much the council will be expecting to receive.

The new library on Trimpleys Street forms part of the new community centre – Our Space.

It is run by the Shrewsbury-based social care charity Bethphage and also includes day-care facilities for older people and opportunities for adults with learning disabilities.

Uncertainty about the future of the library – resulting from huge spending cuts –  led to local people setting up of the Friends of Ellesmere Library two years ago to help safeguard the service.

The Friends’ second annual meeting will be held at the town’s Comrades’ Club at 7.30 pm on Tuesday, October 10.

Local ukulele band The Ukey Monster will provide entertainment for what Friends’ chairman Paul Golbourne says will be a “free, fun night of a convivial nature as well as an opportunity for people to learn more about the group’s activities and future plans after another successful year.”

Email:

georgia.macey@nwn.co.uk

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