Support library or lose it forever


Plans to secure the future of Coningsby and Tattershall’s under-threat library will only continue if there is strong public support.

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 was the county council kept changing the various regulations.

It is understood county 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 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 and 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 councillors warned they will not continue.