High Court Ruling Date Announced

Today Public Interest Lawyers sent out the following press release.

Public Interest Lawyers

Press Release – 4 NOVEMBER 2011

HIGH COURT WILL RULE ON LIBRARY CLOSURES IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND SOMERSET ON WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2011 AT 10AM ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE, STRAND, LONDON
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Following the three day High Court hearing in September 2011, the challenge to library
closures in Gloucestershire and Somerset is soon to be decided. At 10am on Wednesday 9 November 2011, His Honour Judge McKenna will hand-down his judgment at a short hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London. Some of the many Somerset and Gloucestershire residents who have tirelessly campaigned in opposition to the cuts to their library service will attend the hearing to hear the result.

In Gloucestershire, the County Council proposes to withdraw funding from 10 of the previous 32 libraries, leaving their long-term future in doubt. It plans to withdraw the much-loved mobile library service – a lifeline to isolated communities and elderly care home residents – altogether. Similar cuts are proposed in Somerset, with 11 of 34 libraries due to lose their funding and 4 of 6 mobile libraries already off the road.

Injunctions obtained by Public Interest Lawyers in both cases have until now prevented
the Councils from going ahead with their unpopular plans.

For more information please contact Daniel Carey on 0121 515 5069 or 07815
089526 or daniel.carey@publicinterestlawyers.co.uk.

 

 

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