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Library gallery campaigners to hold own 'engagement events'
CAMPAIGNERS fighting to retain Kidderminster Library’s top-floor gallery as an arts area will hold their “own engagement events” to gather opinion from users of the facility.
Stephen Brown, secretary of Kidderminster Gallery Friends said the event would take place next Thursday between 10am until 1pm outside Kidderminster Library.
Members of the Friends had promised to “fight back” after Worcestershire County Council bosses agreed to move the purpose built facility to the library’s first floor to make way for new offices for social services staff.
The gallery’s Steinway grand piano would move to Kidderminster Town Hall under the plans which are part of the library and learning service’s bid to save £1.8 million from its budget over three years.
Friends member Heather Cox was due to present a petition signed by 600 people opposing the change of use to councillors at a cabinet meeting yesterday at County Hall, Worcester.