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:

Monday, 25 March 2013

What, When, Where...

"Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all."–Abraham Lincoln

Campaign Updates!

We have had a number of results from activities this week:

Door-to-Door Campaign

Seven of our hardy Save Burnage Library campaigners volunteers to brave walking in the freezing cold on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March to canvas for campaign support in Burnage door-to-door. To reward the efforts of these tough team, we've had 240 respondents agree to write letters to the council.

Thank you so much to those that volunteered part of their weekend to help with the campaign and deliver leaflets to residents of Burnage.

Kingsway Federation Support

After an email was sent to the heads of the local primary and secondary schools asking for any support they could give, the Kingsway Federation, the governing body running both Green End and Ladybarn primary school's responded with a fantastic letter signed by the chair in support of our campaign, objecting to the closure of Burnage Library.

The chair highlights the desire of parents in the area for their children to do well and gain literacy skills. The letter also highlight the importance of access to library internet resources which would close under these proposals.

The Save Burnage Library campaign team thanks the Kingsway Federation for their wholehearted support.

Details on the Calendar

You'll notice the calendar on the right hand side of the screen. This Google calendar has been added to keep you up-to-date with campaign activities. The following link will open the Save Burnage Library Campaign Calendar.

Upcoming Events

We still have a number of events coming up which all supporters are encouraged to attend:

Albert Square Popup Library (30th March 2013)

Working with the save Levenshulme baths and other library campaigns, Burnage residents are invited to participate in the popup library event taking place outside the town hall on Saturday 30th March 2013. Full details can be found here.

Big Burnage Borrow! (5th & 6th April 2013)

From the afternoon of Friday 5th April 2013 until 1pm on Saturday 6th April 2013, we are taking part in the Big Burnage Borrow. We will be taking out our full allocation of books and keeping them until after the meeting with Sue Murphy on the Saturday (details below). There will likely be a media presence, at the meeting with councillor Murphy and this is a great opportunity for exposure. We would encourage anyone willing to help to come along on either the Friday afternoon or Saturday morning and take out their full allocation of books.

Meeting with Councillor Sue Murphy (6th April 2013)

Burnage Library Campaigners have managed to secure time on Saturday April the 6th in Burnage Library with Councillor Sue Murphy, the deputy leader of Manchester City Council. We will be chairing and presenting our case. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and follow up on some of the actions from the original meeting with the councillors back in February

Presenting Children's Letter to Sir Richard Lees (17th April 2013)

On the last day of the consultation, children and adults from the local area will be presenting Sir Richard Lees with letters objecting to the closure of Burnage library. Details to follow.

The consultation ends on the 17th April, with a decision being made by mid May. We want Burnage Library to remain open and will push until the 17th to support it doing so. Thank you for all the support so far. Keep up the essential support for this campaign!

Save Burnage Library Campaign

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