‘Now it’s time for action’ say campaigners

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Prime Minister David Cameron has acknowledged a petition opposing the closure of libraries in Lincolnshire - but now campaigners say it is time for action.

The delegation from Save Lincolnshire Libraries, including six children, travelled to London by coach earlier in the month.

Six campaigners took a walk from Parliament to 10 Downing Street, where they presented the book of 900 comments, called The Tip of the Iceberg, along with a letter to the Prime Minister asking him to stop the cuts.

Campaigner Julie Harrison has now received a letter from the Prime Minister’s office and said: “While I welcome the interest of the Prime Minister it is now time for action.

“It is pleasing to know that he has taken notice of our campaign and the issues have been passed forward, alongside our submission to the new Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport.

“However, we need the ongoing support of the general public. It is not too late for a change of mind – and if Lincolnshire County Council won’t change its mind the Secretary of State should use the powers he has under the public libraries act to intervene.”