‘Closure complied with the law’

July 22, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire County Council’s latest decision to close dozens of public libraries complied with the law to the letter and must be allowed to a stand, a top judge heard today. Local residents had been carefully consulted on the possibility of ‘outsourcing’ the library service, said the council’s barrister, Nigel Giffin QC. And, after national charity, Greenwich Leisure Ltd, “expressed an interest” in running the libraries, the council quite rightly announced a public tendering exercise. Local […]