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Campaigners’ dismayas library cuts voted in




A pop-up library on the steps of the Lincolnshire County Council offices. Photo: @ShedsArrows. EMN-150302-153722001
A pop-up library on the steps of the Lincolnshire County Council offices. Photo: @ShedsArrows. EMN-150302-153722001

Volunteers will be forced to take over their libraries or see them close after councillors approved a plan to cut £2m from Lincolnshire’s service.

The 10-strong executive committee of Lincolnshire County Council voted in favour of the cuts at a meeting on Tuesday despite a huge public campaign.

The number of council-run libraries will drop from 47 to 15. Among those 15 are Stamford Library, which will have its opening hours cut from 55 per week to 50, and Bourne Library, which will be unchanged as it is part of the South Kesteven District Council community access point.



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