‘Closure complied with the law’

July 22, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire County Council’s latest decision to close dozens of public libraries complied with the law to the letter and must be allowed to a stand, a top judge heard today. Local residents had been carefully consulted on the possibility of ‘outsourcing’ the library service, said the council’s barrister, Nigel Giffin QC. And, after national charity, Greenwich Leisure Ltd, “expressed an interest” in running the libraries, the council quite rightly announced a public tendering exercise. Local […]

Spilsby Library Future In Doubt Again After Council Decision

February 3, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

The future of Spilsby Library is once again in doubt after Lincolnshire County Council’s executive approved plans for a substantially reduced library service. The proposals were recommended by officers in light of changes in the way libraries are used and the authority’s substantially reduced budget. The way in which libraries are used is changing, not just in Lincolnshire, but across the country, and it’s important we adapt with the times. Councillor Nick Worth, Executive Member […]

Spilsby community rejects alternative library proposals

September 19, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

All alternatives to Spilsby’s current library service were angrily rejected at a public meeting last night. Fortnightly mobile visits were dismissed as ‘woefully inadequate’, while setting up a community-run library was deemed too costly by most of those present. “I don’t want the community library or the mobile library, I want the library we’ve got to stay,” exclaimed one elderly speaker at the Franklin Hall. The meeting had been held to discuss a way forward […]