Tag Archives: libraries

Library closures illegal

The High Court has ruled that the Tories running Surrey County Council cannot replace paid and trained librarians with volunteer staff. Surrey Library Action Movement’s Lee Godfrey said “The decision by the council has been ruled unlawful and I now believe that the judge will overturn the closure decision next month.” Read more here -http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/volunteer-libraries-ruled-unlawful-1-3694955 [...]

Labour is with you – the Tories are out of touch

   Labour is with you Labour is changing so that we can make Britain fairer in tough times, We will take tough choices so that – even when there is less money around – we can build responsibility into our economy, stand up for the squeezed middle, and offer a decent chance to the next [...]

Local campaign threatens council with legal action over library cuts

From the Surrey Advertiser – Friday December 23rd 2011 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 [...]