Lancastrian Awards 2023 - Friends of Tyldesley Library

Friends of Tyldesley Library

We are proud to acknowledge the Friends of Tyldesley Library for their remarkable efforts in preserving a vital community resource in Tyldesley.

 

This dedicated group campaigned passionately and persistently to save Tyldesley Library, a cornerstone of knowledge and community in a historic 100-year-old building. Their commitment involved organising two major campaign days and gathering a petition that received an overwhelming response of over 1,500 signatures. This is amazing work that's clearly supported by a significant number of people in the historic hundred of West Derby.

 

Thanks to the relentless efforts of the Friends group, the council revisited their plans to relocate the library. In a significant victory for the community, the council decided to scrap their relocation plans and agreed to maintain the library in its original, century-old home.

 

The Friends of Tyldesley Library's campaign is a testament to the power of community action and the importance of preserving our local heritage and resources. Their success not only saved a library but also protected a piece of Tyldesley's history and identity.

 

Congratulations Friends of Tyldesley Library for your dedication and for being a shining example of community spirit and advocacy in action.