Protest at the Council Budget setting meeting on March 3rd, 1pm!

communitiesagainstthecuts

The following appeal has been issued by the Friends of the Library of Birmingham;

Save our Libraries; Carl Chinn and others Save our Libraries; Carl Chinn and others

“In its summary of the responses to the consultation over its budget for 2015-16, the Council acknowledges that the total number of submissions over the Libraries, Museums, Arts and Heritage was the highest, comprising 50% of the total (followed by Adult Social Care on 29%). And within that high level of submissions, by far the highest level of opposition to the proposed cuts was registered (78%), when compared to other service areas.
The thousands of people who had signed up to the petition circulated by the Friends of the Library of Birmingham were also acknowledged. This petition called for opposition to the cuts to the Library of Birmingham, in particular the reduction of the opening hours from 73 to 40 and the sacking of 100 staff. It also opposed…

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