Judicial review into Doncaster libraries to go-ahead today

Scales of Justice
Scales of Justice

CAMPAIGNERS battling to save Doncaster libraries from closure are taking their fight to a judicial review hearing today.

Leeds Combined Court Centre will today hear arguments challenging the decision of elected mayor Peter Davies not to change his budget plans after two-thirds of councillors voted in favour of an amendment to allocate funding to the libraries.

An unnamed resident, with the support of the Save Our Libraries campaign, brought the application to judicial review.

The campaign group fears community-run services are not sustainable and that handing libraries over to volunteers will lead to more closures in the long-term.

Carcroft and Denaby Libraries have been closed and 12 other libraries have been turned into community-run institutions.