Rushey mead Library Campaign Continues

18th May, 2017

The people of Rushey mead are not giving up and are still campaigning to keep their librIMG_5964ary from being closed IMG_5963by the City Council.

They were joined outside Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, by campaigners from Belgrave who fought to keep Belgrave Library open

They have pointed out that the Council underspent last year by £5.4 million, so it is totally unnecessary to close the library to save £14,000.

They make a good point. We are continually told by the city mayor that we need to save money and that facilities must close. At the same time it is possible to give a newly formed group, with absolutely no track record £3million to subsidise a business venture in the former Haymarket Theatre.

None of this adds up.

Local councillors are being asked to explain how the city mayor can find £3million for a ciity centre business and not £14,000 for Rushey Mead Library.  We don’t have an answer. Neither can we explain why we need to cut £14,000 when we have a £5.4 million underspend. There clearly is no need to close the Library to make a saving.

Local people are asking the city mayor to rethink in the light of these new facts.

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