The recently published ‘Cheshire East Council Pre-Budget Consultation 2018/21’ document includes the plan to permanently close Disley Library
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
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.
See page 89 in the document or just search for ‘Disley’
Here is the relevant excerpt
We have until 12th January 2018 to make our views known
HOW TO MAKE YOUR VIEWS KNOWN …
1) e-petition coming soon (just waiting for it to be approved by Cheshire East Democratic Services team)
2) complete the online survey
AND 3) contact our local CE Councillor, Harold Davenport
Address: 7 Countinghouse Road, Disley, SK12 2DB
Phone: 01663 763986
AND 4) contact our MP David Rutley
Send letters to House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
[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.]