The war for Birmingham’s community libraries! After Spring Hill now the battle moves to West Heath

Closed permanently?
West Heath Library – People are getting organised

A campaign has been launched to keep West Heath Library open and will kick off with a petitioning session on Saturday morning.

The Council had allocated capital funds for building a new library but the District since cut the revenue to run the library as part of the budget cuts for 2014-15.

The Library currently remains open in a dilapidated building, which campaigners want patched up while building work takes place.

Petitioning on Saturday.

This Saturday morning there will be two local stalls, from 11 till 1am. One will be by Tesco’s opposite the library itself (on the Fordrough), the other will be by the Co-op on the corner of West Heath Road and Abbeydale Road.

A public meeting is planned for the 1st April. 7.30pm at Hampstead House. B31 3QY

To get involved and for more information please contact

Reminder of Library campaign meeting on Monday

Where next for the library campaign?

We are meeting on Monday 24th March at 6pm. We want to use the meeting to talk about how we develop the Library campaign following the setting of the Council budget for 2014-15.

Please come and join this discussion whether you are new to the campaign or have been involved in the past. There are opportunities to get involved in the campaign as we make plans for the period ahead.

Ann Gallagher from the Friends of Spring Hill Library will be speaking about how they have organised their successful campaign to save Spring Hill library.

The meeting will take place at the Birmingham Branch Offices of UNISON, on the 19th floor of the McLaren Building in Dale End. Please try and arrive by 5.55pm to gain access to the building as the security staff at the entry leave at 6pm.


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