Category Archives: Libraries

Somerset County Council Wastes £70,000 Pushing Library Closure Plan

Nice to see Councillor Christine Lawrence writing in to the Gazette this week clarifying that the Council has ‘only’ wasted £70,000 trying to shut our libraries. That’s 56 years’ worth of Council Tax for someone in a Band C property! … Continue reading

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Council Drops Library Closures! Victory!

Somerset County Council has shelved its plans to close libraries in the wake of the High Court judgment that the process had been unlawful. I had expected that the Council would merely re-run the flawed consultation process, correcting the mistakes, … Continue reading

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The Library Fight Goes On

It is heartening to see that Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) are challenging Somerset County Council’s decision to withdraw all funding from Bishops Lydeard library. Never one to give up, I have weighed in to support PIL by demanding that the … Continue reading

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