Christmas Party

Monday 4th December was our Christmas Party

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Many thanks to Sarah and Maggie for doing the quiz’s

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Much wine drunk and festive joy spread around!

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If anyone wants to send any comments to the Rams Head their email address is 

enquiry@theramsheaddisley.co.uk

 

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Library Closure to be discussed at next Parish Council Meeting – 13 Dec

The proposed library closure is on the next Council meeting agenda and anyone is very welcome to attend. Please see further down for the format of the meeting.

7.30pm Wednesday 13th December at the Community Centre.

One of the first items on the agenda is the Public Forum which allows 15 minutes for residents to address the Council with any issues they would like to raise. 

However, the Council is not obliged to answer or respond to residents’ queries at that time, as further investigation into the points raised may be required before the Council can provide an informed response.

 The proposed library closure will appear as a separate agenda item for Councillors to discuss but it should be pointed out that, although residents are more than welcome to observe this discussion, they are not participants it.

 The meeting is a Council meeting where the public are very welcome to attend, but it is not an open public meeting.

November Activities

Monday 27th November – the AGM and a Cheese & Wine Tasting Competition

The President, Secretary and the Treasurer gave short reports about the last year.

The 2018 committee will comprise of Elicia (President), Sarah (Secretary), Jen R (Treasurer), Sue H, Val, Gill, Chris & Judy

Wine and Cheese tasting was VERY enjoyable – big yummy thanks to Sarah!

 

Four members and 1 dog went for a long hike (in lovely sunny weather!). They walked from Disley up to The Fox Inn at Brookbottom, then over the tops to New Mills and back to Disley via the Millennium Bridge and the canal

Four members went to Manchester and had a tour round Manchester Town Hall (‘The Original Manchester Town Hall Expert Historical Tour’) led by Ed Glinert. It was a fascinating 2 hours. The tour was followed by lunch at Tampopo in Albert Square – absolutely delicious.  I’d highly recommend the corn fritters and Singapore Noodles

 

 

 

 

There was a trip to a live screening (from the National Theatre) of Sondheim’s legendary musical Follies

 

 

Seventeen members attended a craft Workshop, led by Jenny, to make fabric Christmas Wreaths

 

This year, for the first time Disley WI participated in the Remembrance Day Ceremony on the Ram Green. A collection was made at the October meeting to  raise money to pay for a wreath from the WI – Elicia laid it on our behalf.

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The Thursday Book Club read “The Bees” by Laline Paull

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Lots of bridge was played throughout the month as usual!

Nihilism, nudity, no future: Derek Jarman’s bleak Britain comes pungently to the stage –  Jubilee at the Royal Exchange Theatre. Two members went to see it and thoroughly enjoyed it!Toy

Lunch/Supper Club had lunch at Bents Garden Centre in Worsley

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Save Disley Library from Closure

The recently published ‘Cheshire East Council Pre-Budget Consultation 2018/21’ document includes the plan to permanently close Disley Library

Cheshire East Council is planning to close Disley Library because it is one of three smallest libraries in the county, not because it is underused. The closure of our library will save Cheshire East £50,000 per year.

(Cheshire East are planning to spend £4 million on Macclesfield Leisure Centre to refurbish reception, extend gym, upgrade all changing facilities, improve accessibility and café offer)

If Disley library closes, residents would have to travel the 6 miles to Poynton to access Cheshire East Library services. It is not easy or quick to get to Poynton from Disley – it means a minimum 15 minute drive or taking two different buses.

We only have until 12th January 2018 to make our views known

HOW TO MAKE YOUR VIEWS KNOWN …

1) complete the online survey

click here to go to the webpage with the link to the online survey

or straight to the survey here.

2) Sign one of the paper petitions going round the village

4) contact our local CE Councillor, Harold Davenport

Address: 7 Countinghouse Road, Disley, SK12 2DB

Phone:  01663 763986

Email:  harold.davenport@cheshireeast.gov.uk

5) contact our MP David Rutley

Send letters to House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

or click here to send an email to David Rutley

6) Tweet @SaveDisleyLib

7) Sign the e-petition at Save Disley Library e-Petition

The library is an important resource for our community and we will feel its loss if it closes.

It is important to many different groups of people in the village:

– children who are just learning to read and to love books. Not all parents can afford to buy enough books to keep up with voracious young readers.

– older people who may need help using online resources or find it difficult to travel to the next nearest library.

– anyone  who doesn’t have a computer and whose only access to the internet is in the library.

– everyone who loves books and reading

Click here to open the Pre-Budget Consultation Document

See page 89 in the document or just search for ‘Disley’

Here is the relevant excerpt library closure

[N.B. The librarians in Disley library are prohibited by the council from campaigning themselves, and because libraries are council property, they are also not allowed to house a petition about council-related issues.]