About Us

best web builder software

In July 2007 the Norden Community Trust was set up by a group of local people with the aim of preserving the former Norden library building for  the community. The aim was not only to preserve the building but to provide a facility which would benefit the community and also be sustainable for many years.

Norden Community Trust was successful in purchasing a 125 year lease for the building from Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council on the 3rd April 2009.

Norden Community Trust is registered as a charity and a company limited by guarantee. It is also referred to as “Norden Old Library”.

We are a NON PROFIT MAKING organisation and rely on donations, grants, rent  and nominal room fees  to cover the provision of  facilities and building maintenance costs.

This building is no longer a library but it is a community facility. On the ground floor we have a room available to hire by community groups at very reasonable rates and The Old Library Community Cafe serving delicious food.  The first floor is occupied by the Trust's tenant, Ashworth Street and Edenfield Road GP practices who use it as a branch Surgery.


Kathryn Bentley (Treasurer)

David Hornby 

Wera Hobhouse

Diane Moore

Ian Moore (Chairman)

Nigel Morrell (Secretary)

Kath Wilson (Legal)  

Registered Charity No.1122737 Registered Company No. 6403220