‘Think again on library cuts’, says court

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BREAKING NEWS THURSDAY 10.45AM: Plans to slash the number of council-run libraries by almost 70 per cent are in jeopardy after a court ruling today.

Campaigners challenging a decision by Lincolnshire County Council to cut the number of libraries it runs from 47 to 15 have been boosted by after a judicial review decided that the process by which the decision was made proved to be unlawful.

Lincolnshire County Council has voted for a council tax rise of almost two per cent.
Lincolnshire County Council has voted for a council tax rise of almost two per cent.

County council officials have now been forced to go back to the drawing board after the two-day hearing in London last Tuesday and Wednesday.

Richard Wills, executive director of libraries at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We are, of course, disappointed with the decision but we will now address the points raised by the judge and remain open-minded.”

 

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