Sunday, April 08, 2007

Ryton Library update

by Councillor Ione Rippeth

Friday 24th February was a very sad day for the Ryton area, when local residents saw the closure of their local library. The appalling nature of the decision made by the Council to close the library was echoed by every local resident we spoke to.

Local Lib Dem Councillors did everything they could to reverse this decision along with the support of a 2000 named petition and letters from local residents to the Council.

However, the possibility of using the nearby Lane Head Methodist Church for alternative provision is being looked at. We are very grateful to members of the Church for their interest and hope there is a good outcome.

There is also the possibility of transferring the existing library building for the local community to run (which has happened in other parts of the country). A number of local residents have volunteered to help with ideas – if you wish to join them, contact Norman Callender on 413 4314.
Photo: Councillors Norman Callender, Christine McHatton and Ione Rippeth outside Ryton Library.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is very interesting to read in the paper that Ryton School is going to a Third World Country to build a library, amongst other things, YET local pensioners and ratepayers are unable to have a library in their own village, RYTON !!!!!!!! No wonder people are sick to death of politicians.