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Closing Wolverhampton Museum would achieve nothing

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: January 30, 2014

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FOLLOWING your story in last week's Bugle, closing Bantock House would achieve nothing and secondly, why did the Labour-run Wolverhampton council rack up debts of £123 million in the first place?

It is the council's responsibility to 'live within its means', and not spend until

it is broke. Saving £40,000 per annum by closing Bantock is a drop in the

bucket, as the council would have to secure and maintain the building any way.

This cost would have to come from the taxpayers' budget.

I, and all the electorate of Wolverhampton, would like to see exactly why the council have got themselves into this deficit in the first place, before any closures are implemented.

Perhaps, all councils should try to live within its means like the good citizens of Wolverhampton have to, and reduce the main issue, the cost of local government employment.

Mark Cooper,


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