Campaigners descend on capital in fight against library cuts

Save Lincolnshire Libraries in London. Photo: @savelincslibs.
Save Lincolnshire Libraries in London. Photo: @savelincslibs.

Opponents of Lincolnshire County Council’s decision to cut its library service by £2 million have today (April 8) taken their fight to Downing Street.

Members of the Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaign presented a book of more than 900 comments collected as part of its petition against the changes to Number 10 after travelling en masse to the capital.

Campaigners have also today been meeting with MPs at the House of Commons in the hope of gaining support for their cause.

The council’s decision would see a number of libraries, including those at Ruskington and Metheringham, being handed over to volunteers to run.

The Save Lincolnshire Libraries group have been updating their 800-plus followers on Twitter @savelincslibs during the day, including their encounter with Larry the Cat, Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office.

Read more about the campaign here.