Saved library starts a new chapter in history
A LIBRARY saved from the axe is having an open day this Saturday to celebrate its new role as a community hub.
Hurdsfield Library had been under threat as part of Cheshire East Council’s cost-cutting plans.
But a campaign last year resulted in the Hurdsfield Green facility being transferred to social landlord Peaks and Plains Housing Trust.
Since then it has been run by a group of community volunteers.
On Saturday between 9.30am and 12.30pm, Hurdsfield Community Library will be showing off its plans to develop the facility.
The venue does not just serve as a library, but offers residents IT lessons.
Steve Carter, Cheshire East councillor who represents Hurdsfield, holds constituent surgeries in the building and the PCSO will hold drop-in sessions.
The group has plans to develop the building to become a community meeting and activity hub.
There are also plans to provide outdoor activities on a vacant site between Delamere Drive and the Macclesfield Canal.
The books are the council’s property, but the trust will cover the library running costs.