FEARS that the top end of St Katherine's car park could be closed for a fortnight, for a crane to work on the Master's House project, have proved to be unfounded, thanks to speedy work.

Herefordshire Council put out an official press release last week, warning that a large crane was to come on site and that the top end of the car park could be shut for at least two weeks, starting on Monday, April 7.

One day on, on Tuesday, April 8, the big crane had finished its work, which was the removal of supports around the Master's House, - a £3m project to give the town a new library and community hub.

Herefordshire Council communications officer, Michelle Morgan said: "The crane took one day. That's really good news. It won't be back now."

The new library could be open as soon as next winter.