Adlington Library

The Friends of Adlington Library need your help to save Adlington Library from closure


What is the Issue?


Lancashire County Council (LCC) is consulting on which buildings to close to reduce the budget by some £600m as required by the Government. All of the public facing service buildings are affected. Locally Adlington Library and Children’s Centre is proposed for closure. To cut the number of buildings in use LCC is proposing to create Neighbourhood Centres where many community services will come together.


LCC is consulting on its proposals that:



 

If LCC’s proposals are agreed these would be the two closest facilities for residents of Adlington and Heath Charnock to use.


What Can You Do?


Following the meeting on 14 July FoAL are encouraging people to:


1. Support the Big Borrow on Friday 22 July to take out as many books as you can as a registered library user within your entitled limit of 20 to demonstrate local demand for this library
















2. Write to or email LCC to oppose the proposed closure of Adlington Library using the points in the template letter during July and August before the LCC Cabinet meeting in September, when a final decision will be made to express their concern as to why Adlington is the only library in Chorley proposed to be shut.


3. Sign the Petition Against the Closure of Adlington Library - County Cllr Kim Snape is going door to door with a petition for people to sign from the FoAL campaign group. County Cllr Kim Snape can be contacted on: Kim.Snape@lancashire.gov.uk or by phoning/texting 0786 832 7395


4. Also you can click on this link and share it as widely as possible as the more people we can get responding to the consultation the better http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/council/get-involved/consultations/changes-to-where-we-provide-services.aspx


Lancashire County Council contacts for your emails are:


Leader: Jennifer Mein  jennifer.mein@lancashire.gov.uk

Deputy leader: David Borrow david.borrow@lancashire.gov.uk

Cabinet member for Libraries and cultural services: Marcus Johnstone marcus.johnstone@lancashire.gov.uk

Cabinet member for Adult social services: tony.martin@lancashire.gov.uk

Cabinet member for Highways & transport: john.fillis@lancashire.gov.uk

Cabinet member for health and well-being: azhar.ali@lancashire.gov.uk

Cabinet member for children, young people and schools: matthew.tomlinson@lancashire.gov.uk


Or write to any of the above at:

Lancashire County Council, PO Box 78, County Hall, Fishergate, Preston, PR1 8XJ


Please USE the services in Adlington Library as much as possible.


Thank you for your support


Heath Charnock Parish Council