Plans appear to be going ahead to take the old Tesco building and refurbish it to become a new Library.
The Bolton News has a nice big writeup about the plans.
Of course, as always, there are people complaining.
Sean Hornby suggests that it'd be better (and cheaper) to extend the current library to the rear, where there's apparently oodles of space.
No, there is not!!
My back yard has more space than that, and you aren't fitting a library in my back yard!
People are also complaining that a library isn't important any more. This is the digital age, and opening a brand new library is about as useful as a video store.
The plans, however, appear to include more interesting things. There's talk of a potential health-center style addition to the building, as well as the whole "community" aspect.
If you think of things like Coffee mornings, book readings and other events which occasionally happen in our tiny little library. There really isn't enough room for those kinds of events.
Having a much larger, more open planned library, will give us a lot more options, and allow for (hopefully) more frequent events.
The Library might not be "The place for books" anymore. But it's certainly worthwhile having a larger area for community events, and other none-book-related tasks.
It's all good news, as far as I'm concerned.
But feel free to post your own thoughts in the comments below.
Yarncadia : A Yarn/Knitting shop.
According to their blog Yarncadia will be closing on April 30th.
I wasn't aware there was a distinct subsection of the village, but apparently "Little Lever West" are holding an annual meeting on 9th June,
I'M NOT A FAN OF THE ALL CAPITALS TEXT WHICH IS HORRIBLY UNREADABLE, ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE'S SO MUCH OF IT ON THE PAGE.
If someone could get in there, and keep complaining about that for an hour, that'll keep me happy!
Sean Hornby (UKIP) - 2,050
Tony Connell (Lab) - 2,011
Rees Gibbon (Con) - 1,414
Eric Hyde (Lib Dem) - 782
Ed Dunsdon (Green) - 198