The rally on 17 February (see below) was very successful and include a speaker from the Friends of Birmingham Libraries.

The campaign in Northamptonshire goes on. Northamptonshire County Council has delayed setting its budget for the coming year. It is planning to sell off its new headquarters building with the intention to raise £50 million, but has no idea if this will be possible in reality. It has therefore been instructed by the auditor to remove the sale from the draft budget proposals. The likelihood is that this will mean even more savage cuts, and the recent reprieve of some libraries may well be reversed.

Although it looks as though the weather will not be good, another protest is being planned for the council meeting this Wednesday 28th starting at 9.00am outside county hall, George Row, Northampton. It would also be great if as many people as possible could register to speak at the meeting.

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