Library group appeals to Cameron

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A delegation from Save Lincolnshire Libraries appealed directly to the Prime Minister to intervene in the county council’s plans for the future of its library service.

The group presented a book to Number 10 containing over 900 comments from among the 23,000 people who have signed a petition to save the county’s libraries.

In addition to comments from supporters, SLL presented a letter to the David Cameron setting out what is happening to libraries in Lincolnshire.

The letter reads: “We have already asked your ministers to intervene, without success so far.

“Please can you have a look at what is happening in our county and help.”

Julie Harrison, one of the delegation who travelled to Downing Street, said: “It is time for the Prime Minister to intervene. The County Council is sticking its head in the sand and not listening. We need our Government, who have the powers to stop Lincolnshire destroying our public library service, to take action.”

Last year, the county council approved widespread changes to library services in Lincolnshire in a bid to save nearly £2 million.