Residents in Sutton on Sea who are eager to save their library services have gone to the next level - mobbing their mobile library.
‘Mob the Mobile’ was thought up to demonstrate thaat a mobile library is not sufficient enough to provide for the many residents and clubs that are very keen users of Sutton on Sea’s current library services at their local library.
If proposals go ahead by Lincolnshire County Council to close Sutton on Sea library, a mobile library would only stop off in the coastal resort, once every two weeks.
Patricia Marson, chairman of the Sutton on Sea library volunteers group branded the mobile library ‘inadequate’ for the high volume of library users there are in the town.
Patricia said: “We had 40 people turn up to the mobile library on Thursday, September 19, in an endeavour to show just how inadequate it would be for library users at Sutton on Sea.”
The library stops off at the pullover in Sutton on Sea and even on a wet and dreary day, the numbers turned up which just proves the importance and want for their vital library service to stay alive.
It is not just a place for library users, it’s also a venue for many club meetings including the town’s chess club, who found it extremely difficult to set up inside a mobile library.
Patricia has now complied a document with photographs from Thursdays mobile mob for consideration of the County Council’s Executive Committee in the hope it will help their case in keeping their library services open to all.
She added: “Sutton on Sea relies heavily on our library for tourist, community and public information.
“And also offers advice and help to vulnerable and distressed people due to the lack of other facilities of this kind in Sutton. I do not see how a mobile library can provide these facilities for our community.”
Lincolnshire County Council’s public consultation ends on Monday, September 30.
Get your views in now before it’s too late.