About Us

Friends of Coppice Library are a community group, which was set up in October 2014 in response to Trafford Council’s consultation on the future of our libraries.  Discussions with local residents, as part of that consultation, revealed that many people could not afford to travel into nearby town centres. So we feel it is vital that this service is maintained for the local community.  Whilst the outcome of the consultation resulted in the closure of some local libraries, Coppice Library has been saved, by a proposal to develop a community hub.  The Friends Group are working with Trafford council, along with blueSCI (a health and well-being social enterprise) and other residents, to retain the library and information services in our neighbourhood.

Several people have come forward from the group of residents and expressed an interest in being part of the committee. We were formally constituted by Theresa Grant the Chief Executive of Trafford Council at our first AGM  13th June 2015. The committee is listed below, click on each name for a brief biography of that person.

Getting to know your committee


Chairman Julie Samari julie_head
Treasurer Marj Powner marj_head
Secretary Kate Bryans kate_head
Business Link Barbara Turner Bea_head
PR & Media Coordinator Rob Chilton rob_head


If you want to contact the Friends Committee, please email friendsofcoppicelibrary@gmail.com, or message us on facebook, and we will respond as soon as possible.