Rent library space to coffee shops to prevent cuts and closures say Tories
Opposition Conservatives have outlined a plan to save Birmingham’s threatened libraries from closure and reduced hours - including renting out space to coffee shops.
Their efficiency proposals come as the city’s Labour leadership unveiled plans to slash the library budget by £1.9 million a year by closing two libraries - Sutton Coldfield and Aston - cutting 200 hours across dozens more branches and replacing staff with community volunteers or self-service facilities.
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