A public meeting is taking place as part of the campaign to save the Churchtown Library from closure. The meeting is on Thursday 29th November at 7pm at St Cuthbert’s Church Hall, Botanic Road, Churchtown (next to St Cuthbert’s Church).

Public support for the Library has been overwhelming, according to the councillor leading the campaign to save the library.

Councillor Nigel Ashton, who represents Churchtown, says:

“There has been a groundswell of public support for saving the library from day one, it really has been overwhelming. We have been organising a petition through local shops and schools as well as on-line, and there are over 2,000 signatures already in support of keeping our library open.”

“The really positive thing” says Cllr Ashton, “is the spontaneous actions people have been organising for themselves. Children from local schools have organised their own demonstrations and banners in support of Churchtown Library, without any prompting. A very well-subscribed Facebook page has also been set up by a local resident.”

“Even with this huge public support it is still going to be a battle to save our libraries, not just Churchtown but Birkdale, Ainsdale and the others as well. I urge everyone to take part in Sefton Council’s official consultation on the library proposals. I don’t want the Cabinet to be in any doubt at all about the strength of feeling.”

The official Sefton library consultation is on-line at:


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