Wakefield One temporarily closed

06/07/2017, PR8594A

Wakefield One

Due to ongoing issues with the water supply, the Wakefield One building will remain closed on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July. This includes the museum, library, customer access point and Create Café.

Michael Clements, Wakefield Council’s Assistant Chief Executive for Resources and Governance, said: “As part of our regular building maintenance, routine water tests have identified that traces of E.coli were found in the water tanks at Wakefield One. The levels identified were very low risk and the lowest measureable reading.

“Yorkshire Water is conducting further tests and the building has been closed as a precautionary measure until the results of these tests are confirmed. Staff have been relocated to other venues to ensure that key services remain available to customers.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure, however the health and safety of staff and the public has to be our first priority. We are working hard with partners to ensure that the building reopens as soon as possible.

“Please visit the Council’s website for further updates.”

Customer services can still be contacted by calling 0345 8 506 506 but it may take longer than usual to speak to an advisor. You may also be able to find the information you need at www.wakefield.gov.uk

A further update will be provided on Friday.

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