Labour's Kate Groucutt, David Baines and Richard McCauley at the town hall today as work begings

The first steps towards restoring the Grade II listed Earlestown Town Hall building back to its former glory have started.

The town hall will undergo works to demolish two annex buildings this week with builders clearing a section of the Market Street site. Further works will happen in the coming months to remove the caretakers house also part of the building

Labour’s Kate Groucutt, Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, Estates and Communications, says: “We know that the community in Newton-le-Willows is proud of the town’s heritage and wants to see historic buildings preserved for future generations.

Earlestown Town Hall is a beautiful building with a rich legacy and we want to see it become the heart of the community once again. We are working on plans to bring this building back into use and make it sustainable for the future, and using the valuable information from those who took part in consultation events earlier this year.

These works to the external fabric of the building are the first steps to returning the building to its former glory.”

Council Leader David Baines says: “Labour promised to bring Earlestown Town Hall back into public use and we will stand by that promise. I’m very happy that work is beginning.

It’s going to be a long journey but we’re going to do all we can to give this historic building the care and respect it deserves.

Thanks to our Earlestown and Newton Labour Councillors and Conor McGinn MP for their ongoing support and determination to make this happen.”

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