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Wokingham libraries: a victory for common sense – and for the Lib Dems

by Prue Bray on 26 October, 2012

Wokingham Conservatives have decided NOT to proceed with outsourcing the running of the libraries to the private sector.

They first announced they were going to do it in May 2011.     We collected signatures for a massive Lib Dem petition against it, which led to a debate in November 2011.    And now finally they have accepted that it wasn’t the right thing to do either financially or for the service.   Which was what we said at the start……

David Lee, Conservative Leader of the Council,  described the Lib Dem campaign to save the libraries as “laughable” in the Reading Chronicle last year:

http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/roundup/articles/2011/06/19/52628-library-outrage-sparks-petition/

 I bet he’s not laughing now.

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