Culture Secretary urged to save Lincolnshire's libraries

The Culture Secretary is being urged to intervene in plans by Lincolnshire County Council to re-organise its library service.

A former assistant director with the authority has written to Maria Miller asking her to order an urgent inquiry into the proposed changes.

The council claims they will lead to a more efficient service, with more libraries, not less, operating around the county and at a far lower cost to taxpayers.

But Maurice Nauta claims the proposals will not only destroy the library service in Lincolnshire, but damage the sense of community, hope and democracy across the whole of the county: