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, 6 April 2013

Councillor Murphy Meeting

Why Libraries? Because ...
"Even the most misfitting child
Who’s chanced upon library’s worth
Sits with the genius of the Earth
And turns the key to the whole world"
- Ted Hughes

Today's meeting with councillor Murphy, excellently chaired by our very own Colleen went very well. The turnout was excellent and the presentations given by everyone before handing over their consultation elements were outstanding. It was fair to say that Councillor Sue Murphy, deputy leader of Manchester city council, with Neil MacInnes, head of libraries, got some very strong messages from the local residents about the feelings of Burnage residents, the impact the closure of the library would have on them, the sense of neglect that they feel the council has towards them amongst many many other views.

There was some concerns at the beginning that we wouldn't have enough chairs, but we managed to squeeze everyone in. The children who stood up during the presentation to say their piece did an amazing job! I for one, want to thank them so much for their hard work on the day. It really did so much for everyone there. We couldn't have done it without you! :-)

The above quote is particularly poignant, since this was read out to close the meeting. It was such a good quote that I thought it was worth sharing across the board.

Thank you so much to all the Burnage residents who attended today and to cllr Sue Murphy and Neil MacInnes and of course, to everyone for their time on a weekend.

You're all stars!

***UPDATE 06/04/2013*** By popular demand, I've been asked to send my poem to the local media. So I've designed a poster around it in case anyone can make use of it.

However, because you've been such a loyal bunch, especially in showing your support, I'm revealing the poster here first.

There is a link to a better quality one available for printing. It has been designed for A2 sized paper, but an A4 one is available here:


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