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

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.

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

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

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

AND 3) contact our local CE Councillor, Harold Davenport

Address: 7 Countinghouse Road, Disley, SK12 2DB

Phone:  01663 763986

Email:  harold.davenport@cheshireeast.gov.uk

AND 4) contact our MP David Rutley

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

or click here to send an email to David Rutley

[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.]

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October happenings

The monthly meeting was held on Monday 23rd October. The speaker was Dr Brian Schneider who gave a fascinating talk entitled ‘Murder, Madness and the OED’ [A history of dictionaries and the OED. In particular  Sir James Murray who was the primary editor of the OED) from 1879 until his death; and and one of the largest contributors to the OED,  Dr. W. C. Minor, who was held in a lunatic asylum for murder during the time of his contribution to the OED]

Thursday Book Club read “Knowledge of Angels” by June Paton Walsh and the Monday Book Club is reading “H is for Hawk” by Helen Macdonald

 

5 Disley Detectives solved the murder of Jimmy Johnson, nightclub owner, in Manchester.  (Manhunt is a murder-mystery event – see website manhuntmanchester) They got a little soggy but those grey cells still worked! They even met Hercule Poirot!

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The Bridge Club met at Yvonne B’s house

There was a ‘craft club social’ aka a drink in the Rams Head 🙂 

Lunch/ Supper Club had supper at Turquoise in Bramhall (Mediterranean cuisine)

Lots of members gathered at the community centre to make leaves for our poppy project

The Craft Workshop was Piano Hinge Book Binding

 

 

A few members had a trip to the Vintage Home Show at the Victoria Baths in Manchester. A very successful shopping trip – not so successful at getting  a slice of homemade cake!

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September Meeting

At September’s monthly meeting, we celebrated our 7th Birthday with the Poynton Jemmers Women’s Morris. They did several dances for us – accompanied by great musicians; and in between dances, Alice (the foreman) talked about the history of morris dancing and the history of the Poynton Jemmers  It was great fun to watch and even more fun to join in!

Just as the Jemmers had finished all the lights went out! (A power cut throughout the whole village) But we persevered and ate our birthday cake in the near dark!

Our first Summer Fair was a roaring success. We had an amazing turnout and everyone really enjoyed the diverse activities provided including tea duelling; blind date with a book; henna painting; dressing up and eating cake. A great evening was had by all. Many thanks to everyone whose hard work made it such a success. A special vote of thanks should go to Jenny H. who put in so much time and energy organising this event.

Bike Fest A few stalwart members successfully provided and served refreshments and cakes at the Disley Bike Fest on Sunday 16th September. £137 was raised and will go towards our community project, a baby changing table in the Community Centre.

An evening of Drawing

Nine members gathered in the Community Centre to learn some basic drawing skills from the wonderfully talented Yvonne.

We learnt basic shading, dotting, stippling, dashing, cross hatching, contour hatching, scumbling and how to draw a 3-D object

We ended up copying a Van Gogh using the techniques we had just learnt – with varying results!