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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Campaigners take legal steps over libraries (Surrey, UK)

Campaigners say they are prepared to take Surrey County Council to court to try to prevent the closure of any libraries. Representatives of the Surrey Libraries Action Movement (SLAM) claimed the authority's plans for 10 sites to become volunteer-run or face being shut fell short of its obligations to provide the county's residents with library facilities. SLAM said it was reluctant to take legal action but had already gathered "a mountain of evidence" and conducted talks with lawyers

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