Deepings: Lincolnshire library consultation has ended

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A public consultation on plans to withdraw funding from libraries in Lincolnshire has closed.

Lincolnshire County Council gave residents the chance to have their say on plans to close 32 of its 47 libraries.

The consultation closed on Monday after 6,000 responses, numerous protests and heated council debates.

Council officers will now analyse all the feedback and aim to prepare a report by early November.

The report will go before the council’s community and public safety scrutiny committee for recommendations on December 2 before a decision is made by the nine-person executive on December 3.

Under the proposals, Deepings Library in High Street, Market Deeping, would be among the 32 to lose funding.

It has been classed among the tier three libraries in the county and would be replaced by a visit from a library van for between six and eight hours every four weeks.

This would be split either into four hours on a weekday or three hours on a Saturday every fortnight.