OCT 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Protestors' Petition Pooh-Poohs 'Potty' Plans
campaigning against Coventry City Council’s plan to put toilets
in place of the library’s information centre have launched a
last ditch attempt to get the decision overturned.
have collected 1,000 more signatures against the plan, and hope to
use this to sway any wavering councillors’ minds later today.
scrutiny committee which originally rejected the cabinet’s plan
will meet this afternoon. If they reject the scheme again then the
matter will be referred to the full council meeting tonight for a
to maintain their support from dissenting Labour councillors,
protestors Bernard Moore and Ian Harris took to the streets early
this week to gather more evidence of their support. An initial
petition was signed by 2,000 people during the summer.
Moore, of The Mount, Cheylesmore, and Mr Harris, of Tulliver
Street, Radford, launched the campaign because they feared that
the usage of the information centre would decline if it were moved
to the first floor. They also argue that the library building is
an inappropriate place for public toilets.
Moore said the decision to go back out on the streets was taken
after people kept ringing him up and saying they wanted to sign
spent a total of 12 hours getting signatures. These are new
names – some people who we approached refused because they
said they had signed the new one.
would say that 95 per cent of the people we ask have agreed to
sign it have done so, which is higher than before. More people
are hearing about the plans and they are against them.”
goes across all ages, classes and creeds. It’s not just about
older people being against it.
is gathering momentum.”
Moore said that he believed the petition would not be considered
officially by councillors, but it might help sway some waverers at
will certainly make them aware of the strength of feeling about
this. How many more signatures do we need before they will
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