Featured Link

Featured Link: World Book Trade (e-books, awards, videos)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Brent Council faces legal challenge over libraries (UK)

Campaigners are preparing to mount legal action against Brent Council over plans to close six libraries. The local authority set its budget on February 28 on the basis that savings would be made by shutting libraries - despite the consultation period not ending until March 4. Residents believe the consultation was "deeply flawed", "unlawful" and "maladministrative" and have written a letter to the council's legal department calling for the plans to be abandoned. The letter, sent on Friday (Mar 4), also accuses the council of issuing inaccurate figures about the number of visits to each of the reading rooms. The libraries threatened with closure are Barham, Preston, Neasden, Tokyngton, Cricklewood and Kensal Rise

No comments: