Dates are booked in for library campaign

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Campaigners who are fighting cuts to Lincolnshire’s library service will have their case heard in the High Court in London on July 8 and 9.

In the meantime the county council has announced new opening hours for libraries, while pledging to give community groups who want to take over their library extra time to come forward.

The council wants to save £2 million but campaigners have argued the consultation process behind the plan was flawed and that the county will be left without a ‘comperehensive’ service.

The Save Lincolnshire Libraries group is upset that the council is still going ahead with new opening times for the libraries before the matter comes to court.New opening hours came into force yesterday (Tuesday).

Coun Nick Worth, executive member for libraries, said volunteers are being given time to look at running their own library.