A library’s reopening has been delayed to ensure that any potential issues can be rectified.

Fakenham Library is now set to reopen on January 8, three weeks after it was originally planned, on December 18, Norfolk County Council has confirmed.

The Oak Street building, which has been closed since October 9, is having a number of works carried out on it, including; the gas boiler system replaced, the installation of new internal and cavity wall insulation, re-roofing to incorporate roof insulation, replacement atrium windows, a new mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) system and new LED low energy lighting. 

Other improvements include full redecoration, new flooring and other minor improvements.

The project is part of Norfolk County Council’s main decarbonisation programme of works which will be delivered across the estate by 2030.

A spokesperson for the county council said: “Fakenham Library was due to reopen on December 18 but will now be reopening on Monday, January 8, to ensure that any potential issues from the major refurbishment can be rectified following the Christmas and New Year holidays, and to give sufficient time for the digital aspect of the service to be reinstalled."

The temporary pop-up library in the Community Centre will continue to operate until the end of December – with opening times available on the council’s website.