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Dalston News Item Detail
Dalston News Detail

16 September 2005
 
Neighbourhood Forum Meeting 15th September 2005
 
The library issue was discussed at a meeting of the Dalston and Cummersdale Neighbourhood Forum in Caldew School. Alan Welton gave the case for closure of the existing library and even brought along one of the mobile libraries for those at the meeting to have a look at. He said that the reason for the closure was solely to do with the Disability Act and nothing to do with money. It was pointed out that over 60% of Dalstonians want a library in the village (and use the old one) and that many of the remainder would use the library if the opening times were more suitable for those at work. Molly Marsden presented the Chairman with a petition, signed by 730 residents of Dalston Parish, and a print out of the comments made on the Dalston website.

It was pointed out that the Parish Council are currently working to find a suitable building close to the centre of Dalston. It is intended that space in this building would be made available to the Library Services to rent and provide thus reinstate a permanent library in Dalston. It is hoped that this will be progressed further by meetings to be arranged between Ronnie Auld and Alan Welton in the coming days.