Council leader signs Deepings petition

Cllrs Martin Hill and Phil Dilks

Cllrs Martin Hill and Phil Dilks at the event in the Deepings on Sunday, 4th August 2013

Save Lincolnshire Libraries are pleased that Councillor Martin Hill, the leader of Lincolnshire County Council, has signed a petition calling on the executive to spare Deepings Library from closure.

The text of the petition reads: “We the undersigned call on Lincolnshire County Council to reconsider the plan to withdraw funding which risks closure of Deepings Library“. Cllr Hill signed the local petition on Sunday while attending the Deepings Raft Race event.

Councillor Phil Dilks (@fairdealphil), who is supporting and promoting the campaign in the Deepings, said:

“As county councillor for Deeping St James leading a massive community campaign to save our library from closure, I’m delighted that the Leader of Lincs County Council visited Deepings yesterday, met many who passionately believe his closure plans are seriously flawed, listened to our sound arguments to keep Deepings Library funded by the County Council – and signed our petition against withdrawing funding as proposed.

“Having signed our petition, Cllr Hill should now do the sensible thing and lift the threat of closure without delay. We will continue to build our campaign until the threat against our library is withdrawn.”

We’re delighted that Cllr Hill is prepared to listen to reasoned arguments about the effect his council’s proposals will have on library users and communities in communities like the Deepings, if effected. Save Lincolnshire Libraries would like to invite Cllr Hill to sign the county-wide petition calling for a reversal to damaging library cuts across the whole county of Lincolnshire, call a halt to any plans to remove funding and staff from libraries, and join us in a debate about a positive future for public libraries in our county.

Contact Save Lincolnshire Libraries through our website, by telephone or email.

Sign our petition, calling for an end to library cuts across Lincolnshire at: http://tinyurl.com/lincslibspetition

The local, Deepings petition is at: http://www.change.org/petitions/lincolnshire-county-council-reconsider-the-proposal-to-close-the-library-in-the-deepings

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