Judicial review for Gloucestershire libraries closure
- 7 July 2011
- From the section Gloucestershire
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.