The nine executive members who made the decision to proceed with swingeing cuts to
Lincolnshire’s library service (contact details below)
23,000 people signed various petitions against the library cuts (according to the council’s own consultation report).
9,757 turned out for the nine exec members in the 2013 county election.
The next county election is 2017.
Read the campaign story so far on this page: Save Lincolnshire Libraries Timeline
Do you feel informed or betrayed?
The Lincolnshire County Council Conservative party manifesto of 2013 (pictured) promised to “Continue a countywide library network with better access and opening Hours.” Did this prepare you for what has actually happened: a cut to the number of council-run libraries from 47 to 15, 30 communities told they must work for free to keep library provision in their area, and about 160 library staff made redundant.
And then there’s the disgraceful treatment of Pauline Palmer
Lincolnshire resident who produced an alternative plan for the libraries and was treated terribly by the council. They have apologised to her now, but the phrase ‘too little too late’ is perfectly applied here. Read all about this on this post: Pauline Palmer Apology
You might also want to read this article from before the Judicial Review where Martin Hill says
Campaigners went on to win the JR on two counts, but would not have been able to challenge the council without legal aid.
In this article Martin Hill also states:
“There’s been judicial reviews of every single council that’s tried to reform its libraries service.” This is a lie.
And then there’s unbelievable statements like this, made at a public meeting:
The above comments recorded by Lincs Echo reporter Mark Williams. These were comments made by executive councillor Nick Worth, the architect of the Lincolnshire Libraries cuts.
And then there’s this tornado level of spin:
Download the council’s magazine here to see this on page 7: County-News—Autumn-2014 (1)
Contact details for the exec
Nick Worth (Cons), portfolio holder for libraries who has steered the cuts through, click here for contact details
Martin Hill (Cons), click this link for contact details
Patricia Bradwell (Cons), click here for contact details
Colin Davie (Cons), click here for contact details
Peter Robinson (Cons), click here for contact details
Richard Davies (Cons), click here for contact details
Sue Woolley (Cons), click here for contact details
Barry Young (Cons), click here for contact details
Reg Shore (Lib Dem), click here for contact details