Poll: Should Sutton Coldfield Town Council commit funds to support the library?
UPDATE: The poll is now closed, thank you to everyone that took part. The Town Council approved the motion put forward by Cllr Parry. More to follow.
At tomorrow’s (Tuesday 24th January) meeting of the Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council, Cllr Liz Parry (Ind. Sutton Vesey Ward) will be submitting the following motion:
“This Council has previously expressed support for the retention of a modernized library service within Sutton Coldfield town centre. Neither a location nor funding have yet been secured. This Council therefore resolves to allocate £150,000 from the unallocated portion of its 2016/17 budget, to use if necessary to support the continued provision of a library service in the town centre after 1 April 2017, in order to enable a long-term solution to be finalised.”
The motion will no doubt lead to an interesting debate as the issue is not straight forward but our simple question is do you agree that the Town Council should be using currently unallocated funs to support Sutton Coldfield Library which Birmingham City Council have earmarked for closure on April 1st?
For more details on tomorrow’s meeting see: Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council Meeting January 2017