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New home for Coningsby Library

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A new home could be on the cards to secure the future of Coningsby and Tattershall’s under-threat library.

The existing library is recommended for closure as part of controversial cutbacks proposed by Lincolnshire County Council.

However, Coningsby Town Council is considering setting up committee which would run the library - with the backing of the local community.

Town council clerk Kathy Roberts and Coun Betty Harvey have also attended an information day.

They said the general feeling among other communities fighting to save their libraries was the county council kept changing the various regulations.

It is understood the county council will help offer financial support for four years but then expects libraries to be self funding and run as a business. The cost of training - and insuring - any staff would also have to be covered.

Councillors agreed it would be a shame to lose the current library facility at the Access Centre because it is well used.

Councillors agreed to join forces with Tattershall Parish Council with a view to holding a public meeting to gauge the strength of support for keeping the library open.

Unless there is strong support for the project, councillors have warned they will not continue with their plan.

 

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