Council asks Lincolnshire library users for future proposal ideas

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After proposed changes to Lincolnshire’s libraries were quashed in the High Court, the county council is asking people to put forward alternative ideas on how to run the service.

An additional period of consultation on the future of the county’s libraries will run from October 1 to 31.

Lincolnshire County Council need to submit a comprehensive and efficient library service plan, within a reduced frontline budget of £4,351,772.

All proposals submitted will be assessed and the Executive committee will make a final decision on the shape of the service in February 2015.

Councillor Nick Worth, Executive Member for Libraries, said: “Last year, we ran an extensive consultation seeking views on our own proposal as to how best to make the necessary savings.

“The views that were shared have been heard loud and clear, and will again be taken into consideration in making a fresh decision.

“This period of consultation is another opportunity for people to put forward alternative ideas for providing a comprehensive and efficient library service within the available budget.

“We are open-minded, so if you have a proposal, please complete the survey.”

People can submit their proposals by filling in an online form, where they can also find detail’s of the council’s own proposal.

Alternatively, people can call the customer service centre on 0800 022 4966 (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday).