Disley Train Station users are to benefit from improved rail connections to Manchester. From late May 2018, Northern is increasing the number of trains on the route to two an hour, significantly increasing capacity on one of the busiest lines into the city.
Disley Parish Council, the Friends of Disley Station (FODS) and local MP, David Rutley have been working with Northern for some time to secure improved services for Disley Station.
The improvements will not just benefit commuters, they will give visitors more options when travelling to Disley to visit local shops and eateries, go to Lyme Park or walk the Gritstone Trail etc.
The improvements come as part of Northern’s May 2018 timetable changes which are paving the way for the modernisation of the railway and the introduction of 2,000 extra services each week by 2020. Unfortunately, due to delays in the delivery of the Manchester to Preston electrification, it has been necessary to postpone some of the improvements Northern had hoped to deliver.
Northern’s new timetable for Disley is available to view, print and download HERE.
In November 2017 Cheshire East Council proposed closing the three smallest libraries in the borough, including Disley. As a result of responses received via an online survey, emails and letters, the proposal to close libraries has been reviewed and the library will now remain open. However, financial pressures on Cheshire East mean savings will still need to be made and it is recommended to achieve this through reducing the opening hours from 25 hours to 20 hours per week and revising the staffing levels.
Using feedback received as part of the pre-budget consultation process and the 2016 Library Survey, Cheshire East is proposing a new pattern of opening which will:
· provide access over more days than currently
· provide a more memorable pattern of hours
· accommodate the majority of existing activities
From Monday 4th June 2018 the library opening hours will be:
|Day||Time||Groups using the community facility|
|Tuesday||9.00 – 1.00||Toddler group|
|Wednesday||9.00 – 1.00||Cuppa & chat|
|Thursday||2.00 – 6.00||Rhymetime in the Library (change to existing)|
|Friday||2.00 – 6.00||Book group, Lego Club in the Library|
|Saturday||9.00 – 1.00||Coffee morning|
Cheshire East are requesting resident feedback to these hours either by completion of one of the feedback forms available at the library or by email to:
Please respond by 03rd April 2018.