Gloucestershire

Judicial review for Gloucestershire libraries closure

A court has ruled that a judicial review should take place over the potential closure of 10 libraries in Gloucestershire.

There were protests last year when the Conservative-run county council said it would withdraw funding from 10 branches as part of £114m spending cuts.

It said it wanted communities to run the libraries instead.

A judge has now ruled that the council cannot close any libraries while the review takes place.

The mobile library service will also be kept open during the review.

A hearing into the council policy should take place by the end of September.

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