Bury Council have released the results of the first round of consultation into the review of the library service across the Borough of Bury, including Ramsbottom.
There are currently 14 libraries across the Borough.
The proposals are to close 10 libraries and keep open 3 libraries (Bury, Ramsbottom and Prestwich) and perhaps retain a fourth (Radcliffe). The will go out for a 12 week consultation. Tottington Library is currently not mentioned in any of the options to be retained.
The building situated on Market Street, is currently home to many community groups and is a valuable asset to our local community. Apart from the schools in the area, it is the only real link that Tottington has with Bury Council and Bury Council services.
Details of this and the 2nd round of consultation can be found below on Bury Council’s Website:-
If the proposals go ahead, they would be implemented in July 2017.
Please sign the petition below and feel free to add your comments:-
We the undersigned believe that Tottington Library is a much valued community asset and should not be closed as part of Bury Council’s 2017 Libraries review.
Update From Yvonne
I also attended the Cabinet meeting and was hoping an opportunity would arise to ask a question but unfortunately it did not. I am keen to know if it is too late to consider operating Tottington Library with Volunteers.
Hundreds of libraries throughout the country operate this way.I myself have benefited from volunteering and would again offer my time to volunteer in the library if we could enlist enough volunteers to make this viable. I feel sure my Tottington colleagues would also give their time.
I know hundreds have already signed the petition, if you have neighbours who wish to sign the hard copy petition ,these will soon be available in shops and businesses in the village.
Now to the million dollar question…..WOULD YOU GIVE 3 HOURS OF YOUR TIME ON A WEEKLY BASIS TO VOLUNTEER IN TOTTINGTON LIBRARY IF IT IS FACED WITH CLOSURE ?