Libraries run by communities in Gloucestershire to open

Five community-run libraries in Gloucestershire are set to open later.

Berkeley, Bream, Brockworth, Lechlade and Mitcheldean libraries will be run by local people instead of the county council.

Two years ago plans by the Conservative-led council to save £2.6m a year from the service were challenged in the courts and eventually scrapped.

Seven libraries in total will now be transferred to community groups, saving £1.8m a year.

Newnham and Minchinhampton community libraries will open in 2013.

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