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"You can cut the cake but not our libraries!"
Sarah Smith, Coventry West Socialist Party
Coventry Central Library marked its 30th birthday on 10 February and the guest of honour at the celebration was leader of Coventry City Council Ann Lucas. She proudly cut a cake to celebrate - despite her leading the council that's cutting our libraries!
All our libraries are still threatened with closure and under the current plans almost all libraries other than Central will close on a Wednesday and Sunday. Even Central will close an hour earlier.
Willenhall and Arena libraries are both being moved to cheaper buildings, 35 library jobs will be cut and the mobile library is being scrapped altogether.
Save Coventry Libraries went to the event to tell Ann Lucas to cut the cake but not the libraries, during a peaceful protest to highlight the hypocrisy of Coventry City Council. We were thanked and supported by a number of people in the audience at the event - and we will carry on fighting for our libraries!
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