Ladywood Budget proposals – a response from the Library campaign

27th February 2014 Ms Lesley Poulton District Service Integration Head Ladywood District Office 
Summerfield Community Centre
 Winson Green Road
 Winson Green 
Birmingham
 B18 4EJ Dear Ms Poulton, Response to the consultation on the proposed Ladywood District Budget for 2014-15 The proposals relating to the Community library service contained in Ladywood Budget proposals for 2014-15 and…

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