Library Closures Row in High Court

A High Court challenge is being launched over public library closures in Gloucestershire and Somerset.

The challenge will focus on the legality of proposals drawn up by county councils to cut the numbers of libraries in their areas, says legal firm Public Interest Lawyers (PIL).

The application for judicial review is expected to be the first of its kind and questions the ability of David Cameron’s Big Society, with its “vague notions”, to deliver statutory services to the public.

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