4 Jul 2011

Glos libraries campaign make Channel 4 news

If you missed it you can catch up on the Channel Four News item about the legal challenge from Saturday here. In addition to Lechlade speaking out against Cllr Hawthorne's claims that people want to run their own libraries (which he again claims in the Channel Four News piece). Newnham Library Group have also written a blog post stating"Mark Hawthorne said that community groups are ‘excited’ to be given the ‘opportunity’ to take on their libraries, and that these groups are ‘frustrated’ at the disruption that the legal challenge may cause to these plans. This is DEFINITELY not the case with Newnham nor, we’re sure, with other communities in the same position. We have submitted a business plan to run the branch as a community library, fearing that we would otherwise have no library at all, but Newnham residents would much rather the library stayed within the County Council system"

The court hearing will be 7th July at the Birmingham Civil Justice Centre.

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