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Lincolnshire Council closing libraries to save £2 million a year

Council chiefs in Lincolnshire have approved plans for up to 40 smaller libraries across the county to be run by their local communities - in a move designed to save £2 million pounds a year.

The decision comes after a series of protests against controversial plans by the County Council to close some libraries.

Four petitions with more than 20,000 signatures were handed in to the council opposing the closures.

The council will continue to run 15 larger libraries in central locations across the county.



March in Lincolnshire over planned cuts to libraries

Campaigners in Lincolnshire Credit: Calendar

The Save Lincolnshire Libraries Campaign is marching in Lincoln today over the planned closure of libraries in the borough. The march is the culmination of many weeks of hard work by campaigners which has generated over twenty thousand petition signatures against the cuts.

Campaigners say they are delighted with this figure and is a significant indication of the anger of Lincolnshire residents at the proposals and how they will impact on their local libraries.

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