Sutton Coldfield Podcast ep20: The Library
In October 2016, Birmingham City Council announced its plans to close Sutton Coldfield Library as part of its city-wide changes to the library services.
On hearing the news the Sutton Coldfield Liberal Party set up a Save Sutton Coldfield Library Facebook group which evolved into The Library Lobby thelibrarylobby.org.uk Facebook, www.facebook.com/groups/1006227906167320
Immediately, the campaign group set about examining in detail the arguments put forward by BCC for the closure of the community asset and found grounds to challenge them.
The Sutton Coldfield Town Council pledged their support and have agreed to commit £150,000 on the condition that BCC also support the saving of the library by making much needed repairs to the vacant rooms on the 2nd floor which will help raise funds for the continued running of the library through the letting of that space.
In this podcast I speak with Paul Tomlinson of the Library Lobby and Cllr Simon Ward of Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council (suttoncoldfieldtowncouncil.gov.uk).
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