Following feedback from Disley residents and many local organisations including the Parish Council, Cheshire East Council have revised their recommendations for the future of Disley Library. A statement to be presented to Cheshire East Cabinet states:
“The Council acknowledges that the consultation has received a large number of objections to the proposal to close these libraries, particularly from residents of Disley. The Council has decided to keep all of the libraries open. In Alderley Edge and Disley, the libraries will achieve some budget savings from revised opening hours and staffing. Usage at these libraries will continue to be monitored and the proposal to close these libraries will be reconsidered if usage declines significantly.”
Full details of the amended recommendations are available to view HERE. It should be noted that the revised proposal is still subject to Cheshire East Council approval on 22nd February.
Resident response has been superb with over 300 signatures being sent to Cheshire East Council via the Save Disley Library on-line and paper petitions. The Parish Council secured a visit from the relevant Cheshire East Portfolio Holder to explain the vital role of the library to our community. Parish Councillors will continue to represent the views of the village at the Cheshire East Cabinet meeting on 6th February.
The Parish Council’s official statement and objection to the original closure proposals is now available to view HERE.