THEY are the Tottington three and they’re here to save yo’ lib-rar-ee.

In one of the more light-hearted developments in the long-running story about the future of Tottington Library, the community group set up to save it has released a rap video.

Yes, you read that right. A rap video.

Tottington ward councillors Yvonne Wright, Ian ‘Ian G’ Gartside and Greg Keeley, all members of Friends of Tottington Library, appear in the video which has been posted on the group’s social media accounts.

Dressed in baseball caps, sunglasses and ‘urban’ clothing, the three spit the bars in attempt to encourage more residents to get involved in volunteering.

Together, the self-dubbed ‘Tottington three’ say: “We’re sending out an SOS / To help the library get out of this mess.”

Cllr Gartside adds: “If you can help, please contact us guys.”

Earlier this year, Bury Council confirmed after a review of services that it would cut all funding to the majority of the borough’s libraries, including Tottington Library, effectively closing them unless other funding could be found.

The Friends of Tottington Library community group was formed to keep the library open and running, and is currently drawing up a business model and recruiting volunteers to allow it to do so after council funding is removed.

Bury Council officers are working with the group on the project.

Should the bid to take over the library fail any funds raised will be donated to Bury Hospice.