Update from Pauline Palmer, author of The Palmer Proposal to run Lincolnshire’s Library Service.
“During the first consultation process I sent in an alternative proposal. My intention was to show LCC that there was another option. Unfortunately, in their various presentations they said that I had further reduced the hours at tiers 1 and 2 and had introduced volunteers to the mobile service in order to pay for the retention of the tier 3 libraries. This was not so. I put in a complaint at the end of the first consultation and it was rejected. However, a new complaint was put in last October because I was not satisfied and this time Tony McGinty made sure that it was considered properly. I received this letter (reproduced below) that shows they were at fault a short time ago. It was brought to my attention that the Lincolnshire Echo had printed a small article about this and so I decided to let anyone who is interested see exactly what the letter says so that they can can make up their own mind.”