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Campaigners who saved Dudley library services gear up for another fight

Campaigners who saved libraries in Dudley last year are furious the council is plotting another cost-cutting review of services.

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Library campaigners are set to do battle again with the council

Despite Dudley councillors voted to axe staff and libraries which have become vital community hubs during the cost-of-living crisis.

However, a well planned, tenacious and emotional campaign by library users succeeded in forcing an unlikely U-turn by the Conservative administration in March 2023.

The joy of saving such an important service which thousands rely on could be short lived after the 2024 budget revealed another "review of library services’.

Dudley Liberal Democrats blasted council leadership for proposing a review despite backtracking on service cuts just months ago.