The 2018 programme is now available – click here
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.
[Possibly another Great Get Together event click here to go the Great Get Together website]
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
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
5) contact our MP David Rutley
Send letters to House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
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
See page 89 in the document or just search for ‘Disley’
Here is the relevant excerpt
[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.]
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.
Several members visited the Lion Salt Works and Weaver Hall Museum in Northwich
Most had a good time …