Earby Town Council to take over council shop

Earby councillor Rosemary Carroll

Earby councillor Rosemary Carroll

First published in News

Earby Town Council is set to take over the running of the town’s council shop.

As part of a deal that will also see the council take responsibility for the town’s public toilets, the council shop, a first floor office and car park on Victoria Road would be transferred from Pendle Council at a nominal value.

Pendle Council will staff the shop for two and a half days per week to provide advice on public matters, but payments at the shop would cease with alternative paying stations located in the Co-op, the Beer Hut and Kelbrook Service Station.

Earby councillor Rosemary Carroll said: “People are going to have to use this service or it will be lost.”

Coun David Whipp, chairman of the West Craven Area Committee, added: “This is another way of Pendle Council divesting itself of certain facilities and expecting others to take it on.”

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