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Rescued library set for £255,000 cash lifeline

PUBLISHED: 01:59 19 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:58 05 October 2010

BANCROFT Library will get a cash injection of a quarter of a million pounds after a successful campaign by the Advertiser to save it from closure. Tower Hamlets council has now agreed to invest £255,000 in the local history library and archives in Bancro

BANCROFT Library will get a cash injection of a quarter of a million pounds after a successful campaign by the Advertiser to save it from closure.

Tower Hamlets council has now agreed to invest £255,000 in the local history library and archives in Bancroft Road, Mile End after it agreed not to sell the building last year.

Members of the council's decision-making cabinet agreed the funding, which will be used to carry out essential repairs, install air conditioning and internet access, as part of the capital programme at a meeting on Wednesday.

Finance leader Cllr Josh Peck said: "After the campaign by local people and the East London Advertiser for the library we are now pleased to be putting a quarter of a million pounds into the building to bring it up to standard for its users."

He said air conditioning would be installed to help preserve important records of the East End's history.


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