Residents protest to retain Rubery Library

Written by on November 10, 2018

AROUND 50 people attended a protest today at 11am (10th November) after a rallying call from Rubery Cllr Peter McDonald to save the library.

Concerns were raised after Worcestershire County Council announced that a 90-day consultation had been launched to consider the future of the county library service with Rubery and Catshill libraries facing the chop reports Bromsgrove Standard.



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Residents attending the protest today were urged again by Cllr Peter McDonald to sign the petition papers which are readily available in most stores on New Road, Rubery.

South Birmingham Radio spoke to Cllr Peter McDonald, here is what he had to say:



Former Franley and Longbridge Ward councillor, Andy Cartwright, was also in attendance to show his support for Rubery Library. South Birmingham Radio caught up with him and here is what Andy had to say:


Andy Cartwright also mentioned about the fact that Universal Credit has now been implemented meaning all claimants need regular access to the internet which not all of them have the luxury of at home meaning local libraries are a vital hub for people using their IT services to try to get in to employment.

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