Just been announced at the Walsall council leadership press conference that after consultation the 9 libraries marked for closure will close. (thanks to Rob Mayor at Express and Star for covering it).
These are Beechdale, Blakenhall,New Invention, Pelsall, Pleck. Pheasey, Rushall and South Walsall and Walsall Wood.
This is desperate awful news but sadly inevitable, Note these are evenly split between Tory and Labour seats so no one can claim that they are politically motivated.
Also on top of this is a 5% rise in Council tax which for me personally will mean an extra £7 a month.
No-one should be under any doubts why this happening, I would not blame the Labour leadership nor even the Tories locally, this is all to do with NATIONAL Tory govt cuts. Simply the money for anything outside statuary services is running out, m there is no cash left.
It will only get worse.