High Court action to stop mass closure of Lincolnshire Libraries – day 1

The Royal Courts of Justice

The Royal Courts of Justice

A series of tweets to illustrate day 1 of Simon Draper v Lincolnshire County Council, a very important test case, the outcome of which could have major implications for the future of public libraries across the country.

Philistines at Lincolnshire County Council are attempting mass closure of libraries in the county, reduced service for those that remain. Local communities are challenging this through a Judicial Review in the High Court. It would not normally be possible to tweet from Court. The Judge granted permission.

What day 1 and day 2 in the High Court has shown, is that when decisions taken by arrogant councillors and their officials are subject to proper scrutiny, they are found wanting.

https://twitter.com/simondraper/status/486468279746437121

https://twitter.com/simondraper/status/486515856785297409

Day 2, lawyers acting for Lincolnshire County Council will be attempting to defend the indefensible.

Save Lincolnshire Libraries will be using the hashtag #LibraryJudicialReview on twitter to post updates.

Reposted on Medium.

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