Save Lincolnshire Library campaign heading for London


The battle to stave off controversial changes to Lincolnshire’s Library Services is being taken to Downing Street.

A deputation of campaigners from the Save Lincolnshire Libraries will travel to London next Tuesday (April 8).

They plan to lobby Prime Minster David Cameron at Downing Street - and MPs when they arrive at the House of Commons.

Save Lincolnshire Libraries spokesman Phil Dilks said: “What this is about is ensuring that our case is heard not only locally but at a national level.

“While we want the county council to start talking to us about how a better library service can be delivered, the Government and MPs need to understand how important libraries are.”

Save Lincolnshire Libraries has secured a Judicial Review to challenge the county council’s decision to axe 30 libraries and reduce opening hours at others, including Horncastle.

Libraries at Wragby and Coningsby/Tattershall are among those under threat although the council wants to see them established as community ventures run by volunteers as it looks to save £1.7m.