Letter: Is council failing in its legal duty?

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Under the 1964 Public Libraries and Museums Act, a local council has a legal obligation to provide a comprehensive and efficient library service.

It would seem to me that closing a library in a place with a population of 20,000 and replacing it with a mobile library is failing to fulfil the first obligation, and not having professional staff to run a library would be failing to fulfil the second.

In other words the council is failing in its legal duty.

How would it respond in court, I wonder?

John Chambers

New Street, 
Stamford