Save Lincolnshire Libraries group takes legal advice on county council challenge

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General News.

The fight to stop controversial cuts to Lincolnshire’s Library Services could still take another twist.

The Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaign group has confirmed it is taking legal advice about the County Council’s decision to revamp the current system in a bid to save money.

The group has revealed it has been meeting with Lincoln-based solicitors Burton and Co who are ‘preparing all the necessary documents to take further advice.’

In a statement, the group says it has been advised not to make any further comment because it could prejudice any possible future proceedings.

The county council’s executive committee pushed through a raft of changes last month, despite strong opposition. The council says the changes will save up to £2m a year.

More than 23,000 people signed various petitions and the campaign group claims 30 libraries will either be closed or run by volunteers while 100 staff could lose their jobs.

Opening hours at Horncastle Library will be reduced.

Wragby Library could be run by volunteers, as could the library that serves the Coningsby and Tattershall area.