Short-term reprieve for Lincolnshire libraries

Short-term reprieve for Lincolnshire libraries

Library closures in Lincolnshire have been put on hold until the outcome of a High Court review into planned cuts is revealed.

Lincolnshire County Council has approved plans to close 30 libraries across the county, encouraging volunteer groups to take over the running of the service. However, campaigners successfully lobbied for a judicial review, which could quash the council's decision.

According to the Lincolnshire Echo, the council has now confined that grants and leases with community groups can not be entered into until after the High Court has ruled on the council's decision.

The case will be heard on on 8th and 9th of July, with a ruling expected in the following weeks.