Axe falls on third library in Barking and Dagenham

Barking and Dagenham Council has confirmed it is to close another library.

Castle Green Library, inside Jo Richardson Secondary School, Gale Street, Dagenham, is to shut its doors next March under austerity plans.

The Labour council has already decided to shut Markyate Library, Markyate Road, Dagenham, on September 30.

Wantz Library, Rainham Road North, Dagenham, closed in March.

The council said the four Castle Green Library employees would not be made redundant.

A spokesman added: “Funding cuts from the coalition government has meant that we needed to make significant budget savings.”