Hazel Grove Library Closing Temporarily in September

Hazel Grove Library  will be closed between Monday 17th September 2018 date and Thursday 20th September 2018 while they install self-service technology.

 The Library will reopen on Friday 21st September 2018.

 You can renew Library items online or borrow ebooks and eaudiobooks via our web pages :Look for, reserve or renew an item – Stockport Council

 The nearest alternative Library is Great Moor, not far from the A6, but you can visit one of our other Libraries if more convient. Details of locations can be found here – https://www.stockport.gov.uk/about-your-library/opening-times-and-locations

Further Council Cuts to Affect More Services

With government austerity set to massively reduce council budgets once again next year Stockport is no exception and will have to make further cuts.

As part of budget planning the council is asking residents for their views on five sets of cuts in:

  • Cuts to apprenticeship events for young people
  • Closure of the Apprenticeship’s Store
  • Removal of free school transport for some families that receive Working Tax Credit
  • Changes to advice services provided by the council in libraries and Citizens Advice centres
  • Significant changes to Sure Start Children’s centres

Andrew Stunell visited local Sure Start Centre’s in 2013 when they were protected

You can let the council know your views on these cuts in a series of consultations that run until November 10th at https://www.stockport.gov.uk/showcase/have-your-say.

Where are Your Community Toilets?

Hazel Grove has just three community toilets in a scheme set up to mitigate against the loss of public facilities. The LibDem Team feel this is not enough for such a large district centre.

Local Campaigner Paul Ankers said, “We need to make local businesses more inviting for local people. It would be good to expand this scheme. There are lots of cafes & bars which will increase trade plus increase footfall for those places like shops without such options. ”

 

The list of Community Toilets is below:

 

Hazel Grove Library
Male / Female / Disabled Access / Baby changing
Mon 10-7; Tue 9-7; Wed 9-1 Thu 9-6; Fri 9-5, Sat 9-4
Huffys
Male / Female / Disabled Access / Baby changing
Monday to Sunday 11:00 to 23:30
Torkington Park
Male / Female / Disabled Access
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

 

Free Magazine for Stockport Library Members

Did you know that Stockport library members can read over a hundred magazines for free on your smartphone or tablet.

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It’s simple! Just install the Zinio for libraries app, then register on the Zinio website (you’ll need your library card number).

After that you can read all the magazines for free, from Top Gear and The Economist to Horrible Histories, Runner’s World and Health & Fitness.

You can see which magazines are included, and create your account, Zinio Magazine Collection.