WINDOWS at Chard Library have been boarded up ahead of imminent repair and restoration.

Somerset Libraries have announced the windows of the historic building are being removed and repaired locally.

The listed building sits within Chard's conservation area, meaning proper upkeep is essential to keep it fully functional and usable as a public space.

The windows will be repaired locally and reinstated within the next five weeks.

On Thursday, March 21, a spokesperson for Somerset Libraries Chard said: "You may have noticed some of our windows are boarded up this morning...

"As Chard Library is a listed building and within a conservation area, the much-needed refurbishment of these windows means they have been removed to be repaired locally and will be reinstated in about 6 weeks’ time.

"We're still open as usual and we're so lucky to be able to work in these lovely, historical, listed buildings at Somerset Libraries UK!"