Our Labour Council has reaffirmed its commitment to restoring the Gamble building to full public use.
In October, Cabinet agreed funding for survey work to be undertaken and for a public consultation on both the Gamble and Earlestown town hall. The Earlestown town hall consultation events will take place in the coming weeks, and the Gamble events will follow.
Cabinet member for Public Health, Leisure and Libraries Anthony Burns says: “The Gamble is a historic building which was gifted to the people of St Helens in 1896. Labour are fully committed to bringing it back into full use and we are looking forward to announcing details of the first public consultation events shortly.”
Council Leader David Baines today visited the Gamble to see the repair work needed to the library area, and to visit the Archives Service which is still based in the building. David says: “Today I had a good look around the historic Gamble building, gifted to the people by Sir David Gamble in 1896. What better time to fully restore it than in time for its 125th anniversary in 2021.
Our St Helens Archives (pictured) are still based there, but some damage has kept the library section closed for too long. Myself and my Labour colleagues are determined to bring it back into full use.”