Sutton on Sea leads the way in library changes

Cllr Bill Aron Deputy Mayor Joyce Taylor and Paul Espin Sutton on Sea Library EMN-150821-163816001
Cllr Bill Aron Deputy Mayor Joyce Taylor and Paul Espin Sutton on Sea Library EMN-150821-163816001

Sutton on Sea Library has officially become one of the first in the county to open its doors under the running of volunteers.

The library was taken over by the volunteers and went live on July 27, but the official launch of the newly taken over library and community hub took place just recently on August 13.

Paul Espin, chairman of the Sutton on Sea Library and Community Hub commented: “I appreciate that the issue regarding the library services across the county has been a very emotive subject and has required much political and legal attention.

“However after spending a great deal of time with the business team, the volunteers and I am extremely pleased to announce that the Library and Community Hub commenced its services on July 27.

Paul added: “Initially the focus of our efforts will be to continue with the library services in association with Lincolnshire County Council and the high standards they have set. However we will also start to develop the Community Hub with a further range of services.We will also be establishing a website for the Hub shortly.

“But at this time, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community as a whole for their continued support.”

Councillor Bill Aron from Lincolnshire County Council attended the event, representing Coun Nick Worth, executive member for libraries, He expressed his appreciation for all the hard work that had taken place in order that the Sutton on Sea Library and Community Hub.

Library services will continue as it has always been and the opening hours will remain the same; Monday- ­10am-­1pm, Wednesday-­ 2pm- ­4pm, Friday- 10am-­1pm and Saturday- 10am-­1pm.