Save Burnage Library

Burnage library opened in 1974, replacing the previous, fire damaged library. Since then, it has provided the community with an essential service for learning and leisure and has maintained a central position in the community as other council services have eroded over the years.

Locally, it is the last surviving public council facility, which provides an essential resource for young and old alike and we are fighting to stop its merciless closure. Please lend your support our campaign and help keep Burnage library open!

Campaign meetings are public and take place at Burnage Community Centre on Wednesday evenings, 6pm - 8pm until the decision on the consultation on the 17th April 2013.

Sign the online petition at;

Alternatively, sign the petitions at the health centre, library and other outlets and don't forget to like our Facebook page at:

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Useful links and articles...

Please make sure you 'like' our Facebook page, for info about the Save Burnage Library campaign, and to share your thoughts.

And check out some of these other links / articles about the proposed closures of Burnage and other Manchester libraries in areas of high need.

Fallowfield Library under threat too.
Save Fallowfield Library

Another library threatened with closure in north Manchester...
Campaign for New Moston Library

Very interesting report on potential of some councils to risk failing in their statutory duty to provide a 'comprehensive and efficient' library service to council tax payers.

  • 'In the Minister's view, the wholesale transfer of library branches to volunteer groups is unlikely to meet the statutory criterion of providing a 'comprehensive and efficient' library service; but volunteer-run libraries can be valuable additions to the service;
  • Councils which have transferred the running of libraries to community volunteers must continue to give them the necessary support to maintain the service, otherwise they may be viewed as "closures by stealth"; '

Report by Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee into library closures

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