Community hub prepares for its library takeover

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A community group is gearing up to take over the running of Crowland library in Septemper – but it still needs your help.

The group of volunteers has already started fundraising to ensure library services continue after Linciolnshire County Council relinquishes control.

Work is ongoing between the county council and Crowland Community Hub to finalise details of the lease of the library building, in Hall Street, training and the handover.

The council wants to make savings of £90 million by 2019, and around 30 libraries in the county are destined to be handed over to community hubs.

Now people living in Crowland are being urged to ensure the future of the library by backing the hub’s fundraising activity.

Crowland Community Hub chairman Paul Bywater said: “If anyone has a Co-op membership card we will get money from the Co-op for everyone who selects the Crowland Community Hub as their chosen group to receive a small amount every time they spend money in the Co-op.

“We also need people to help man the stall at the Crowland Show on June 27.

“We will have the shooting gallery, splat the rat, a buzzer game plus a display of the entries for the design a logo competition from the pupils at South View Primary School.
We’ll be inviting the public to vote for their winner. And, of course, talking to them about the hub and the various ways they can support us.”

Anyone who wants to volunteer to help can contact Alistair Lever on 01733 212121 or emailing