Protest to be held at the Farmers’ Market, Palatine Road, Northenden
1pm Saturday 2 March
Following the latest financial settlement from central government, Manchester City Council says it must find savings to the tune of £80m by 2014/15.
The Council has proposed a series of spending cuts which include replacing six of the city’s smaller libraries – including Northenden Library – with outreach libraries or community book collections in alternative community premises. Residents have the chance to have their say about the proposals at a series of consultation events being held across the city.
A Save Northenden Library campaign has been launched. Residents have distributed nearly 3,000 leaflets, door-to-door, and they are holding a protest rally on Saturday
2 March. Campaign co-organiser Graham Pheby is inviting residents to join the demonstration at 1pm on Saturday at the Farmers’ Market on Palatine Road, Northenden.
Northenden residents have a chance to find out more about the library plans and give their feedback at a consultation event organised by Manchester City Council which will be held on Wednesday 6 March from 5pm-7pm at Northenden Community Primary School in Bazley Road, Northenden.
The deadline for responding to the Libraries Consultation is 17th April but Save Northenden Library campaigners are urging residents to give their feedback to the Council and to join their protests before Manchester City Council sets its budget in March.