Bid to save Stamford Museum has been submitted

A TRUST fighting to keep open a museum have submitted a bid to Lincolnshire County Council.

Stamford Heritage Trust is has applied to Lincolnshire County Council to take over Stamford Museum which has been earmarked for closure under cost-cutting plans.

The trust’s committee submitted its proposal and business plan to take over the museum in Broad Street on Friday last week and expect to get a decision from the county council next week.

Stamford Museum is due to close on June 30 and was one of three marked for closure by the county council as it tried to cut costs.

One of the people behind the application is Stamford town and South Kesteven district councillor Harrish Bisnausthing (Lib Dem).

He said: “I am hopeful that the bid will succeed if not we have given it a good try.”