Steering group formed in bid to stop museum closing

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A STEERING group has been formed to save a museum from closure.

Stamford Town and South Kesteven District councillor Harrish Bisnauthsing (Lib Dem) has launched a bid to save the town’s museum, in Broad Street, from closure in the summer.

Lincolnshire County Council announced last year that it was looking to shut three museums in Stamford, Skegness and Grantham as part of a cost cutting-move.

A meeting was held in Stamford Corn Exchange on Thursday last week when a steering group was formed to try and save the museum.

Coun Bisnauthsing said that about 40 people attended the meeting and that there are 10 people on the steering committee.

He said that the group was going to look for company trust status before it can submit a bid to the county council.

Coun Bisnauthsing said: “I was quite pleased with the turnout.

“Everyone there was willing to go forward.”

Stamford Town Council submitted a bid to keep the museum open, which was rejected last year.

It relied on continued funding from the county council.

It is now holding talks with the county council to move some of the exhibits from the museum to be shown in the town hall, in St Mary’s Hill.