RESIDENTS turned out in force to oppose proposals to close their library at Stockton Heath Parish Council's meeting last Tuesday.

Around 30 residents made their way to Sandy Lane Centre to have their voices heard over the threat to the future of the village site.

Those in attendance had the support of each parish councillor and members agreed to write to council leader Cllr Terry O'Neill and LiveWire to make their objections known.

Parish councillors urged all residents who want to save Stockton Heath Library to e-mail senior councillors, respond to the LiveWire consultation, sign the public petition and join the 'Save Warrington's Libraries' Facebook group to 'pile on the pressure' to get the 'terrible plans dropped'.

Labour parish councillor Nick Bent said: "It was good to see the public gallery full and to hear a whole range of passionate arguments to save our libraries.

"Regardless of party affiliation, all of us parish councillors gave residents 100 per cent support and together I believe we can win this.

"The executive board of the council and the board of LiveWire need to kill these dreadful proposals stone dead, right now."