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Friday, May 04, 2012

High Court judge quashes Surrey 'volunteers' library decision (UK)

A High Court judge has quashed a decision by Surrey County Council to hand over the running of 10 libraries to volunteers. Mr Justice Wilkie made a court order stopping paid workers from being taken out of the library. The council said it will make a fresh decision on the plans on 19 June. Surrey Libraries Action Movement (Slam), which started legal proceedings, warned the council not to repeat its "wasteful folly". Under the plan volunteers would run 10 libraries in Bagshot, Bramley, Byfleet, Ewell Court, Lingfield, New Haw, Stoneleigh, Tattenhams, Virginia Water and Warlingham. The decision was challenged on the basis the council had failed to discharge its public sector equality duties under the Equality Act 2010

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