Spring Hill Library Victory

A gentle reminder that public servants are just that.
For those who feel there is no point in protest, be aware that such thinking is self-fulfilling:
– You say nothing can be done;
– You do nothing;
– Nothing is done.
And the next time, you say nothing can be done…et cetera.
Here is an example of local people doing something – campaigning – and saying “No, enough!” and tasting victory.

Birmingham Against The Cuts

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Councillors at the Ladywood District Committee announced they had dropped plans to close Spring Hill Library due to the strength of opposition shown by the local community.
This is a stunning victory for campaigners who have been collecting names for their petition, organising public meetings, and lobbying councillors over the last two months. The petition against closure of Spring Hill obtained 2500 signatories, most collected next to the checkouts in Tesco.

The District Committee said that savings would be found elsewhere, and this raises the danger of moving other facilities into the Library building and reducing the library services, as well as further cuts to play centres or neighbourhood officers.
We say the District Committee should defy the council cabinet and set a district budget that protects all existing services under their control. this is the least which Ladywood deserves.
All power to the campaigners and the community for achieving…

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Author: gogwit

One foot in Sanity, the other in the adjoining parish, usually in the vicinity of the boundary between the two but sometimes straying into the main square of either and very occasionally taking occupation of the Town Hall...

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