A COUNCILLOR praises community group for saving a library from closure.

Whalley Library, which was marked by Lancashire County Council's previous administration over a year ago, will reopen on January 29 at 9am.

Save Whalley Library campaign lobbied County Hall and government ministers to reverse the decision taken by the previous Labour administration to close this 'important' community facility.

Ribble Valley Cllr Ged Mirfin, who represents Billington and Langho, said: "I would personally like to thank the residents of Whalley and Billington for their fantastic level of support in backing the campaign."