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Proposal to save Deeping Library is rejected




Deepings Library, High Street, Market Deeping. File picture.'Photo: MSMP250613-010ow ENGEMN00120130625190431
Deepings Library, High Street, Market Deeping. File picture.'Photo: MSMP250613-010ow ENGEMN00120130625190431

An alternative proposal to keep Deepings Library open with paid council staff has failed, leaving its future in the hands of volunteers.

Lincolnshire County Council and South Kesteven District Council spent the summer discussing a plan backed by Deepings MP John Hayes (Con) to save the library in Market Deeping from closure.

The proposal was to move the two district council staff from the Deepings Community Centre to the library, with the county taking on one of the salaries. This would have allowed the library to stay open with paid staff in a similar operation to the community access point at Bourne Corn Exchange.


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