A Victorian Library in Manningtree, Essex, has cost £155,000 to refurbish a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Harwich and Manningtree Standard reports:

To date, according to the costings given to the Standard, Essex County Council has spent £40,077.34 – this does not including the £4,958 cost of scaffolding.The amount still left to pay for work is estimated at £110,934.53, which will bring the total bill to £155,970.25.

Essex County Council previously apologised for any inconvenience the repair work had caused.

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