Opposition Councillors on Bury Council have been unsuccessful in halting the Labour-controlled Council’s decision to close 10 libraries across the Borough and keep open 4 libraries (Bury, Ramsbottom, Radcliffe and Prestwich).
The plans followed a lengthy consultation to which your local Councillors, local groups and the “Keep Rammy Library Safe” group all contributed to save our local library here in Ramsbottom.
Opposition Councillors had “called-in” the decision for review in an attempt to reverse the decision, but were outvoted 5-4 at a meeting of the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday evening.
Details of the final decision to close the libraries can be found here:
The library closures will be implemented on 30 September 2017.
Cllr Ian Bevan added “We are very disappointed that the decision has been made to close so many libraries, but I have been assured that Ramsbottom library will gain additional books and adult learning provision may be extended. I would urge everyone to support Ramsbottom Library to ensure that it remains open in the future”.