Welcome to our Website
Friends of Cobbett Road Library (FCRL) is an informal group of people of all ages who meet at monthly intervals in the library. FCRL initially came into being to protect a greatly valued community asset and members set about publicising their cause in the local newspaper, putting posters in their windows. Since then the FCRL and Cobbett Road Library have gone from strength to strength organising events, activities and, with Library staff, making the library the centre of a friendly and lively local community.
The Macmillan Afternoon Tea brought in a range of Friends and friends, and everyone enjoyed the refreshments.
Including sales of plants, and Gift Aid which Macmillan should be able to reclaim on most of the donations, we raised over £100. Our thanks to everyone who supported this event.
There are some photos on the Photogallery page.
Litter pick and site tidy
On the morning of Saturday September 24, ahead of our usual open meeting at 11am, some of the Friends came early and worked to pick up litter, dead-head flowers, clear up dirt and debris from the steps and paving and generally improve the Library's "kerb appeal". After about six woman-hours of effort (why so few men?), the net result was over-flowing "garden" waste bins, four bin bags of general waste and one of recyclable waste, assorted bottles, lumps of wood and cardboard.
Thanks to everyone for their help, and apologies to those who weren't around for the photo.
The Library's future is secured. What was the "Save YOUR Library" page is now called "Campaigning 2011 to 2016", and has details of who has been operating the Library from June 4, and how the change from Council operation came about.