As the fight to save Sutton on Sea Library gains momentum a big fight is still ahead of the upcoming full Lincolnshire County Council debate.
With the next full County Council meeting set to take place on Friday, September 13, Councillors will debate the current libraries debacle in the hope of an imprinting impact being made.
But before this upcoming meeting, residents will have the opportunity to voice their views and concerns on libraries at a public meeting taking place at St Clements Church Hall in Church Lane, Sutton on Sea on Tuesday, September 3 at 6pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting to express their views and hear the views of their friends and neighbours.
Local Coun Steve Palmer gave his insights to the Leader on where the library saga is at and what’s to come in the future.
He said: “With a full County Council meeting happening on September 13, this is the ideal opportunity to discuss libraries as the next full meeting isn’t until December 13.
“Everyone has been out and about getting petitions signed and the Sutton on Sea petition has already gained 1,800 signatures and the main Lincolnshire libraries petition has gone over the 20,000 mark.
“All of our petitions are due to be handed in this week.”
But despite successful petitions and public meetings taking place, there is still a big fight ahead before a final decision on libraries is made.
Steve continued to say: “The whole save libraries process could be quite a long one and could last for several months, where we’re at now is just round one.
“We have a big fight ahead of us and we’re hoping to have lots of upcoming events to try and keep our libraries alive and kicking so people don’t forget about it.
“We need to keep the people engaged with our progress, this is vital.”
Join in the debate from the Lincolnshire angle, follow Save Lincolnshire Libraries on Facebook today for all of the latest information and debates; https://www.facebook.com/groups/savelincslibraries/.
Just recently more and more influential people are standing up to fight the cause.
One of the latest signatures to the Save Sutton on Sea Library was Leader of East Lindsey District Council, Coun Doreen Stephenson.