Approved libraries deal to bring ‘significant savings’ to the county

December 2, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

The County Council’s executive has approved plans to outsource Lincolnshire’s library services – a move they claim will save hundreds of thousands of pounds. The Council has backed officers’ recommendation to award a contract to Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL), a not-for-profit organisation. GLL will take on the new model library service agreed in February, not the older model they originally expressed an interest in running. It means that GLL will run the county’s 15 major libraries, […]

Lincolnshire County Council wins second library court battle

July 28, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

A second legal challenge over plans to hand 30 libraries to volunteers has ruled in favour of Lincolnshire County Council. Campaigners claimed the consultation into the move was unfair and other options were not considered properly. But council officials insisted the process was fair and the High Court in London has backed this view. The authority said it needed to save millions of pounds and the library service must play its part. Money ‘wasted’ It […]

Three private firms put forward to run Lincolnshire’s library services

June 5, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Three organisations are in the running to take on the running of Lincolnshire’s library services. The county council is currently looking for an external organisation to potentially deliver library services on its behalf. Six initial applications were received last month, and, following assessment, three organisations have now been invited to submit a detailed bid. They are; Greenwich Leisure Limited, Vision and Vivacity. Councillor Nick Worth, Executive Member for Libraries, said: “The successful bidder will be […]

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 […]

Fears raised Spilsby Library could be facing its final chapter

January 10, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Fears have been raised for the future of Spilsby Library following the completion of a county-wide service review. A blueprint for library services in Lincolnshire is due to be set out next month following the conclusion of a public consultation. Spilsby Library was earmarked to be run by the community as part of a £2 million cost saving programme put forward by Lincolnshire County County in 2013. The library at West End Villas had been […]