‘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 […]

Government probes council’s library service

March 3, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

The Government is considering whether a comprehensive and efficient library service is being provided by Lincolnshire County Council. This investigation will help Culture Secretary Sajid Javid determine if a local inquiry is needed in response to a complaint from retired chief librarian Maurice Nauta. Mr Nauta, from Nettleham, wrote to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport objecting to the council’s plans for Lincolnshire’s library service and the DCMS confirms the matter is being treated […]