Local authority slams Lincolnshire County Council library proposals
A local authority has deplored Lincolnshire County Council plans to pull funding from libraries.
The county council recently announced plans to close 32 of 47 libraries across Lincolnshire. If approved following a three month consultation period, it would cost around 170 jobs.
Today, North Kesteven District Council has called on the county authority to rethink its proposals after its executive board expressed concern.
Libraries in the district that are under threat of closure are: Bracebridge Heath, Branston, Metheringham, North Hykeham, Ruskington, Skellingthorpe and Washingborough.
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Leader of North Kesteven District Council Marion Brighton said: "Their suggestion for the Lincoln fringe does not make any sense to me at all.
"Libraries are essential for the health and well-being of our communities in receiving help and developing minds - particularly for younger people.
"I do not think the county council has thought this through with enough care and I am really quite worried about it."
North Kesteven District Council says it is willing to discuss operating North Hykeham Library through the NK Centre. In North Hykeham 2,711 active users make more than 30,000 interactions a year.