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Was there an injunction stopping the closure before the substantive Judicial Review proceedings please?
Not as far as I know. Certainly the county has gone a fair way down the road, with staff being given redundancy notices.
Has an application for JR been made?
Yes, and it has been granted yesterday. The county has simply said that they are going ahead anyway.
Ok - what should have happened is the person applying should have sought an interim injunction to stop the local authority
So unless the Court has ordered that they stop then the answer sadly is yes, they can continue
This is because there is no Court order stopping them
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I assume they didn't do that - but could it be done now or must it have been done at the same time? I did hear that if an injunction was granted and the county won the review they could make the complainant pay all their costs. Is this right? If so, maybe that's why an injunction wasn't asked for - we are only local people with out any special funds.
It should be done at the same time. They could seek their costs yes becuase this should have been done at the first hearing, so any second hearing is wasted
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OK. Thank you. Not sure what we're going to do to save our library now - even if the review goes against the county we may not have a library left by then!
Yes I am sorry
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