300+ people sign petition to Save Tile Hill Library
Over 300 people have signed a petition against the closure of Tile Hill Library within a week of it being launched by a local Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition campaigner, Sarah Smith.
Tile Hill Library, along with almost every other library in Coventry, is facing closure in the next round of council budget cuts – despite having only recently been refurbished, and providing a valuable service to people in the area.
The response to the petition shows the strength of feeling in Tile Hill – almost every shop on Jardine Crescent has a copy of the petition on the counter, and many residents have taken copies for their friends and neighbours to fill in.
“Tile Hill Library is a pillar of the local community that hosts a range of important services and social events.” said petition organiser and TUSC activist Sarah Smith, a Tile Hill resident and regular library user. “This closure will affect everyone in the community, from children who go there to read to people who rely on it for internet access – we should all fight these cuts together!”
The fightback against cuts should be spread throughout communities and workplaces across the city, demanding that the council doesn’t do the Tories dirty work but stands up for the people of Coventry.
Join the protest against cuts, including the closure of the libraries.
Saturday 21st February, assemble 12pm, outside Coventry Transport Museum. Facebook event page here