Wednesday, 19 October 2016
OSCOTT LIBARIES TO REMAIN OPEN
Despite rumour mongering to the contrary in the past the 2 Oscott Libraries are to be kept open partly due to the battle put up by Oscott Councillors. ( We also fought foe the Tower hill library in the Perry Barr ward.)
Sadly they will have reduced hours but unlike some Community Libraries the proposals are they will remain open.
It is a great shame that huge cuts in government funding to Local Councils like Birmingham have put so many libraries under threat.
The 2 libraries in Oscott the Kingstanding Library ( which recently had its children's section upgraded) and the Perry Common library cater not only for Oscott residents but due to their location also a large number of Kingstanding residents as well. These libraries have a very important role to do in the Oscott area.
I would also like to thank all those residents who have helped us to fight to keep our libraries open in Oscott and remind resident we have saved the libraries but if we are to regain more opening hour in the future we all need to try and use our libraries more. Any Community Groups who think they may be able to support our Libraries should have a chat with the appropriate senior Librarian.